Veterans Upward Bound

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.

UMA, UMFK, UMM and UMPI offer free tuition to Pell Eligible students

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