The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will host free workshops titled Essentials of College Planning for adults 19 and older at 10 a.m. Monday, March 2, at Augusta CareerCenter, 21 Enterprise Drive, Suite 2, in Augusta, and at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, March 5 and 19, at Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm St., in Waterville.

The workshops will cover GED/SAT preparation, college planning, referrals/advocacy, career advising, financial aid advising, college admissions process, application fee waivers for qualified adults, and work in action, according to a MEOC news release.

The starting point for all MEOC participants is The Essentials of College Planning, a free interactive workshop that outlines the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning and study skills. The workshop lasts approximately two to three hours. Pre-registration is required.

For more information or to register, call 800-281-3703 or visit

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