Welcome to the Maine Educational Opportunity Center Website!

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!

Essentials of College Planning Workshop Frequently Asked Questions

Just registered for your Essentials of College Planning workshop? Great, we can’t wait to see you!

If you’re like many of the folks we work with, you’ve got some questions about what to expect at your workshop.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring to the workshop?
Bring your most recently completed taxes. We will use these taxes to help you fill our your FAFSA. Even if your most recent taxes are not from the current year, it is still better to use them as an estimate, and then go back and make changes later.

How long are Essentials of College Planning Workshops?
It varies based on the needs of the individuals in the workshop. Sometimes they can be 30 minutes, sometimes two hours. If you know ahead of time that you have time restrictions, make sure your MEOC advisor knows!

I am 18-23 years old, why do I still need my parent’s signature?
This is a complicated one, but the simple answer is that until you are 24 years old, your parent’s signature is required to fill out the FAFSA, and to prove your eligibility for MEOC services. There are exceptions, based on various living situations, so if you’re not sure you can get your parent’s signature, you should talk to your MEOC Advisor!

Can I bring my kids to my workshop?
We love children at MEOC: however, a workshop is not a place to bring young children.  Your attention needs to be devoted to the information at the workshop.  If you have a problem with child care please check in with the advisor to schedule an individual appointment.

How many other people will be in my workshop?
Depends on the site! Some places only have room for a 1-2 people plus the advisor, some have more space.

What happens if I miss my workshop?
If you know you are going to miss your workshop, please call our toll free number,(800)281-3703, to get rescheduled! You can also reach out directly to the advisor. Their information is on our Contact Us page.