RUMFORD — The UMA Rumford and Lewiston Centers will offer free courses in the fall semester to eligible students.  To be eligible, students must meet one of the following criteria: first-time college student, returning college student with less than 30 credits and a minimum 3-year break in classes, high school junior or senior, or be over the age of 65 years.

UMA has many other scholarships also available if a person doesn’t meet the criteria for free classes, including the Adult Degree Completion Scholarship, UMA 10K Scholarship, and the Equity & Inclusion Scholarship.

UMA Rumford students in geology class. John McKeith/UMA photo

The UMA Rumford and Lewiston Centers both offer over 40 degrees and certificates locally. In addition, Lewiston offers Dental Assisting and Expanded Function Dental Assisting and Rumford offers the bachelor of science in Nursing.  Applications are still being accepted for these programs.

“Attending college has never been more affordable or convenient,” stated Jim Bradley, director of UMA’s Centers in Rumford and Lewiston.  Bradley continued, “Students can take classes either online or in-person at the centers and with multiple offerings we are able to offer a great deal of flexibility for students who are juggling working, family life, and trying to earn a college degree.”

Anyone interested in learning more about qualifying for free classes and the programs offered locally in Rumford and Lewiston, should call:  Rumford, 364-7882, or Lewiston, 753-6600. They can also visit: or

UMA transforms the lives of students of every age and background across the State of Maine and beyond through access to high-quality distance and on-site education, excellence in student support, civic engagement, and professional and liberal arts programs.

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