AREA – The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will host free one-on-one sessions, Essentials of College Planning for adults 19 and older who are seeking a new career or returning to higher education. Sessions take place on the following dates and times:

October 24 at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.
October 26 at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
October 27 at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.
October 28 at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.
November 2 at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.
November 4 at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

In person:
Rumford UMA Center, 60 Lowell Street,
Thursday November 3 at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. & 12 p.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Who we are:
The MEOC is fully funded by the US Department of Education. The program helps qualified adults transition to a new career and relevant credentials. We provide one-on-one assistance with career planning, stacking credentials, completing the FAFSA, rehabilitating delinquent loans, and finding the right funding for your education.

What we do :
• Career advice
• College planning
• Advocacy
• Associate participants with funding sources
• Application for financial assistance
• Assist in completion of college application
• Application fee waiver for qualified adults
• Completion of scholarship application
• In addition to… helping you develop a plan for your future!

The individualized session lasts approximately one hour. Pre-registration is encouraged. All services provided by MEOC are free of charge. 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

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