Important Information


The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) does not discriminate in the administration of any of its programs or in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, marital status or sexual orientation. FAME is an equal opportunity employer, provider and lender.

Privacy Policy


As a visitor to our website, you are important to us. For this reason, we do not capture personal information about you without your permission. Our goal is to collect only the minimum amount of information needed to serve your needs.

Terms of Use

The material contained at this website is, unless otherwise noted, copyright of the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME). Nevertheless, so long as not indicated to the contrary, the information may be used and freely distributed provided it is not substantively modified, is used for non-commercial, educational or personal purposes, and is properly attributed to the Finance Authority of Maine. Any information or documents contained in this site that is property of other public or private organizations is further subject to the rights of and limitations imposed by such other parties. If you wish to establish a link to our website, we routinely approve such arrangements contingent upon execution of a form agreement that is available upon request. Please contact with any questions or for additional information.

Public Disclosure

All information collected on this website will be treated the same as any written communication and is subject to the confidentiality, public disclosure, and legal discovery provisions of 1 MRSA Chapter 13 as well as the confidentiality provisions of 10 MRSA Chapter 110.

Google Analytics

This web site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help us analyze how users use this website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the site and other information (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on their servers. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating how the site is used, compiling reports on site activity for us, and providing other services related to site activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties when required to do so by law, or where third parties process the information for Google.
You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of the site. The information generated by the cookie may also be aggregated and accessed by third parties who provide services related to the site to us.
The Finance Authority of Maine also advertises on the Internet. In doing so, we use third party vendors, including Google, to show our ads on a variety of sites on the Internet. These third party vendors, including Google, use cookies and other technologies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to the site. Users may opt-out of Google’s use of cookies for this purpose by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page. You can opt-out of other third party vendors’ use of cookies for this purpose by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page. If you opt-out, you may still receive generic online advertising from the Finance Authority of Maine. Opting out means that ads you receive will not be based on your preferences or behavior.
By using this site, you consent to the processing of such data about you by Google and such third parties in the manner and for the purposes set forth above.

Personally Identifiable Information

When you visit this site, you are not required to provide any personal information unless you choose to do so. Our web server will recognize the domain name/Internet Protocol (IP) address from which you are accessing this site and certain other technical facts (such as the operating system and web browser that you are using), but not your e-mail address or other personally identifying information. By using this site, you consent to the recognition of your domain name/IP address.
Personally identifiable information will not be collected unless you voluntarily send an email message or fill out and return an online form or fill out and return a survey. Your choice not to participate in these activities will not impair your ability to browse. However, it may impair your ability to access certain information or obtain a service online. Unless specifically protected by Maine law, any information provided may be inspected by the public or disclosed in a legal proceeding.
We observe applicable laws and regulations, including the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). We do not:
  1. collect online contact information from children;
  2. collect information from children for use other than in evaluating usage and effectiveness of the site;
  3. collect the personally identifiable offline contact information of children;
  4. distribute to third parties any personally identifiable information;
  5. give children under 13 the ability to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information; or
  6. entice any child by the prospect of a special game, prize or other activity to divulge more information than is needed to verify the child’s participation in the activity.
As with all our users, we will collect and share aggregate, anonymous information as explained elsewhere in this policy.

Email Senders

Email messages, sent to any Finance Authority of Maine address, will be treated the same as any other written communication. They may be subject to public inspection or legal disclosure and may be saved for a period of time before they are destroyed. The email will be used to respond appropriately. The email message and address may be forwarded to another state agency or partner providing services for appropriate action.

Electronic Form Filers

Any other information provided by a visitor at the request of the Finance Authority of Maine, such as the completion and electronic filing of a form, will be considered to be voluntarily provided by the visitor and will be treated in the same manner as information provided in written form or in person during a visit to the agency. Information provided may be subject to public inspection and legal disclosure and may be saved for a period of time before it is destroyed. It may be shared with another state agency or partner providing services for appropriate action.


Surveys will be used for the purpose stated. If personally identifiable information is collected, it may be subject to public inspection and legal disclosure and may be saved for a period of time before it is destroyed.
The Privacy Statement applies only to and does not apply to websites linked to this website.


FAME provides links to other websites as a convenience and does not endorse or guarantee the content, accuracy or usability of such sites.

Contact Information

To offer comments about the Finance Authority of Maine’s Education website, information presented in this Finance Authority of Maine website Privacy Statement, or to review or request correction of your personal information, please contact us at or 1-800-228-3734.