The Maine Educational Opportunity Center plans to host free individualized sessions in Essentials of College Planning for adults looking for a new career or returning to higher education.

The virtual sessions are to be held at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2; 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4; and at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6.

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 staff provides 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.

The center provides all services for free. If these times don’t fit a schedule, 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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