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Alumni Association kicks off annual tuition raffle

The University of Maine Alumni Association (UMAA) announced their annual tuition raffle earlier in April, which offers students the opportunity to test their luck with the opportunity for a large payout.

UMAA Director of Strategic Engagement Jill Fiore said that this raffle will go a long way to funding very important events for the student body.

“The Tuition Raffle enables the Alumni Association to enrich students’ personal and professional development through programs such as the Black Bear Leadership Summit and the ‘Pros Who Know’ networking event,” Fiore said. “This fundraiser also helps us to support class council programming and the annual Traditions Ceremony, as well as other student relationship programs and services.”

The prize for the raffle is the equivalent of 30 credit hours of in-state undergraduate tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year. Based on current tuition rates, the payout will be at least $8,300. The prize is paid out in two semester installments, and the money cannot be used outside of tuition.

While no purchase is necessary for the raffle, UMAA suggests that a $5 donation be made per ticket. Tickets can be obtained online or in person at the Buchanan Alumni House until May 2.

“Parents, grandparents, friends and anyone else 18 years of age or older can participate in the raffle and can designate the UMaine student they’d like to receive the prize,” Fiore added.

Deadline for entry to the raffle is May 6. The drawing will be held at the Alumni House on May 9.

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