The Maine Educational Opportunity Center plans to host free individualized sessions, “Essentials of College Planning,” for adults 19 and older looking for a new career or returning to higher education.

The virtual sessions are being held at the following dates and times:

• Monday, June 14 at 9 a.m.;

• Tuesday, June 15 at 9 and 10 a.m., and 1 p.m.;

• Wednesday, June 16 at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.;

• Thursday, June 17 at 9 and 10 a.m., and 1 p.m.; and

• Friday, June 18 at 9 and 10 a.m.

The center is funded entirely by the U.S. Department of Education. The program helps qualified adults make the transition towards a new career and relevant educational credentials. It provides  individualized assistance in career planning, stackable credentials, completion of FAFSA, rehabilitation of defaulted loans, and finding the appropriate funding for education.

The center offers career advising, college planning, advocacy, matching participants to funding sources, applying for financial aid, assisting in college application completion, application fee waivers for qualified adults, scholarship application completion, and helping develop a plan for a new future.

The individualized session lasts approximately an hour. Registration is encouraged.

All services provided by center are free. If these times don’t fit a schedule, people can contact the center to explore options. All sessions are subject to change. To register or for more information, call 800-281-3703 or visit

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