Welcome to the Maine Educational Opportunity Center Website. We are a federally funded program that works with adults to assist them in going on to college. This website was built to provide some basic information about the services we provide, and how to access them.
For those interested in attending one of our workshops, please check out the two workshop related pages, Workshops and Workshop Schedule. These contain both descriptions of our workshops and the next workshops in your area.
New Feature: If you would like to register yourself for a MEOC workshop, go to the workshop schedules sectionand click on the workshop you would like to attend. If you have any questions, please call 1-800-281-3703.
For others who might be curious about the site, please feel free to check out any of the other pages, and feel free to contact us with any questions you might have!
MEOC is happy to welcome a new sister program to the state of Maine!
Veterans Upward Bound is a TRIO program that assists veterans beginning or returning to post-secondary education in a variety of ways. The program is tailored to meet individual needs in the following areas:
- Academic & skills assessment
- Tutoring and computer-based instruction
- Academic, financial aid, career and personal counseling
- Classroom instruction in reading, writing, math, as well as computer basics, study skills and other essential subjects
- Assistance in completing college admission & financial aid applications.
If you are a veteran who might be interested in Veterans Upward Bound more information is available on their website: https://usm.maine.edu/trioprograms/veterans-upward-bound.
Starting in 2018, four University of Maine system campuses (University of Maine Augusta, University of Maine Fort Kent, University of Maine Machias, and University of Maine Presque Isle) will be offering free tuition to in-state students who are eligible for Pell grants. More details are still to come, but the article below does flesh out some of the requirements. One thing of note, if the program is a success, the other UMaine system schools may follow suit.
Smaller University of Maine branches offer free tuition to lure students