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Our Gift to You this Holiday Season

Apply for Free

This December, SMCC is waiving the fee to apply so that you can take the first step towards a better future – without spending a dime. Whether you’re looking to start or continue your education or make a change from your current college or university, now is the perfect time to enroll. Choose from over 40 programs in applied technology, arts and sciences, business, health science, public safety and beyond. Classes for spring semester begin January 14.

Why Choose SMCC?

Free for Many–
Affordable for All

SMCC offers the lowest tuition and fees in New England at only $3,820 per-year in-state and financial aid covers full tuition and fees for nearly half of all Maine Community College students.

Flexible Options that
Work for You

With 2 campuses, online courses and degrees, and off-site locations, we make it easier than ever to get an education. Choose from over 40 degree programs and morning, day and evening classes.

Support to Succeed

Whether you choose to earn your degree and enter the workforce or access one of our transfer pathways to continue your education at 4-year college, our dedicated faculty and staff will provide you with the support you need to reach your goals.

Meet Kendra Cummings
SMCC Respiratory Therapy Student

“I worked for nearly 20 years as an event coordinator and a hotel manager when I decided I was ready for a change. I knew I wanted to get into the medical field, so I enrolled in the Respiratory Therapy program. It’s not easy raising four children, working part-time and attending college at the same time. But SMCC has given me a direct path to what I really want to do, and it’s financially feasible.”

Need Assistance?

Contact our Admissions Office at 207-741-5800 or

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