FAIRFIELD — Kennebec Valley Community College is offering free college courses to eligible Maine high school students this summer as part of the Maine Community College System’s Early College and Momentum from the Start programs.

The Early College program allows juniors and seniors to enroll in one free summer course at KVCC to earn credits while still in high school. All funding for the program has been provided by the Maine Community College System, and students are only responsible for the cost of books and course materials.

The Momentum from the Start program is available to graduating seniors who plan to attend KVCC in the upcoming academic year. Students can get a head start on their college education by taking one free course this summer, allowing them to complete degree-required courses earlier and reduce the amount of time and money spent on their degree.

“This is an excellent opportunity for students to receive a solid educational foundation without the tuition costs,” said CJ McKenna, KVCC assistant dean of Enrollment Management, according to a news release from the Fairfield college.

In addition to reducing the time and money spent on their degree, beginning college early can also provide students the opportunity to explore and grow their academic interests, while also discovering potential college programs and future career paths.

Available summer courses include chemistry, psychology, college composition, and quantitative reasoning.

To learn more about which early start option is right for them, or to register, call Flora Stack at 207-453-5014.

For a full list of available summer courses, visit kvcc.me.edu.

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