REGION — The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting FREE individualized sessions, Essentials of College Planning for adults 19 & over who are looking for a new career or returning to higher education. The sessions are being held on the following dates and times:

October 12, at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
October 14, at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
October 17, at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.
October 19, at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.
October 21, at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

In Person:
at Rumford UMA Center, 60 Lowell St, on Thursday, October 13 at 10, 11 a.m. & 12 p.m.

Who we are:
MEOC is funded entirely by the U.S. Department of Education. The program helps qualified adults in making the transition toward a new career and relevant educational credentials. We provide individualized assistance in career planning, stackable credentials, completion of FAFSA, rehabilitation of defaulted loans, and finding the appropriate funding for your education.

What we do:
• Career Advising
• College planning
• Advocacy
• Matching participants to funding sources
• Applying for Financial aid
• Assisting in college application completion
• Application fee waivers for qualified adults
• Scholarship application completion
• As well as… helping you develop a plan for your future!

The individualized session lasts approximately an hour. Pre-registration is encouraged. All services provided by MEOC are free of cost. If these times don’t fit your schedule, please contact us to explore your options. All sessions are subject to change. To register or for more information, call: 1-800-281-3703 or visit us on the web at

In complying with letter and spirit of applicable laws and in pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System shall not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status or gender expression, national origin or citizenship status, age, disability, or veterans status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

Questions and complaints about discrimination in any area of the University should be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, the University of Maine, 5754 North Stevens Hall, Room 101, Orono, ME 04469-5754 telephone (207) 581-1226, TTY (207) 581-9484.

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