College workshops set


LEWISTON – Maine Educational Opportunity Center adviser Christy Le will present a free “Essentials of College Planning” workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at USM’s Lewiston/Auburn College, 51 Westminster St., and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 24, at the Lewiston CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way.

Adults considering college are invited to participate. Unlike student financial aid programs, which help students overcome financial barriers, the center has been providing support services to help students from low income and working families enter college since 1991.

The center helps adult students to overcome class, social, academic and cultural barriers to higher education. Services include assistance in choosing a college, tutoring, personal and financial counseling, career counseling, assistance in applying to college, workplace and college visits and assistance in applying for financial aid. Call 1-800-281-3703 to register.