Paralegal Studies Certificate Program
University of Maine at Augusta
UMA’s Justice Studies Program offers a 21-credit hour postgraduate certificate in paralegal studies. After completing the certificate, a student will be able to:
- articulate a clear model of professionalism as a paralegal and be familiar with the ethical rules of the profession
- find, cite and analyze statutes, regulations, rules, and cases with regard to their authority and applicability
- manage complex information from other legal sources including the Registries of Deeds and Probate and Bankruptcy Court
- articulate a legal argument; summarize a deposition; draft an interrogatory and investigate facts as directed
- seek employment as a paralegal or employee with law-related training in public and private agencies
For more information, please contact program coordinator:
Mary Louis Davitt
Students must have an associate or baccalaureate degree, must demonstrate data processing and technical writing proficiency and must fulfill UMA’s 21-credit hour residency requirement.
For course requirements, please see program check sheet.
Admission is open to students who have a high school diploma or who have earned a General Equivalency Diploma (GED).You should be able to demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics.
UMA has a Rolling Admissions policy which means they accept applications at any time. However, they recommend applying by June 15th to begin in September, and by November 15th to begin in January. International students must apply by May 1st for admission in the fall, or by October 1st for admission in the spring.
- A $40 application fee (made payable to UMA)
- official transcripts or your GED Test Scores
High School/GED — If you have a copy of your transcripts or GED scores, just attach them to your Application Form. Otherwise, call your high school or GED Test Location and ask them to send transcript or scores directly to the address below.
College — Contact any colleges where you have taken courses and have them send an Official Transcript (no faxes or photocopies) directly to the address below.
Mail everything to:
University of Maine System
PO Box 412
Bangor, ME 04402-0412
To schedule a discussion with an admission counselor, please call 1-877-UMA-1234 or email email@example.com
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Note: The financial requirements of the University, changing costs, state and legislative action, and other matters may require an adjustment of charges and expenses. The University reserves the right to make such changes at any time. The applicant acknowledges this by submitting application for admission or registering.
UMA’s Financial Aid Office administers federal, state and university aid programs to assist eligible students finance their UMA education. The following are general eligibility requirements for financial aid:
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;
- Be admitted to a UMA degree or eligible certificate program;
- Enroll for at least six credit hours each semester (Some students may be eligible for Federal Pell Grants while enrolled for less than six credits);
- Show financial need (for most programs);
- Make satisfactory academic progress;
- Be registered with Selective Service, if required; and,
- Not be in default on repayment of a student loan or owe a refund on a federal grant
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed each academic year for all programs administered by UMA. These programs include: federal, state, and university grants, loans, work-study and scholarships.
- UMA’s Federal School Code is: 006760
- Apply here: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
Contact UMA’s Financial Aid Office
(207) 621-3185 or in-state toll-free 1-877-862-1234 firstname.lastname@example.org