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Are You Interested in Preparing for a New Career, But Wondered How You Will You Be Able to Afford it?

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EAST MILLINOCKET – Ever thought about going to college for a new career, but wondered if you could afford it?  You are not alone. That’s why University College, an off-campus center of The University of Maine System – is here to provide support and personal assistance to help you enter into a new career. We offer over 100 degree programs and certificates, both online and at a local center, all close to home.

You may qualify for financial assistance and we partner with Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) to offer free Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) workshops every Monday from 9am-noon and 1pm-3pm.

  • FAFSA processing takes approximately 2 weeks if filed online
  • File for financial aid well in advance of the beginning of the semester
  • A FAFSA must be completed each year
  • You must be admitted to a degree program at your home campus
  • Generally, but not always, you must enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) collects information used in determining the student’s eligibility for some needed funding from programs like:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Federal Work-Study
  • Federal Educational Loans
  • State Grants
  • University Grants

Eligibility for financial aid is based on several factors including family income, assets, size of household, number in college, satisfactory academic progress, etc.

The UC at East Millinocket is an off-campus Center in the Katahdin region of Maine where people can take courses, pursue degrees, and receive all the support they need to earn a degree close to home and on schedules that fit into their family and work lives. Courses are taught by faculty onsite, online, or two-way videoconferencing. Academic advising, tutoring, study skills workshops, computer access, library services and student activities are available to help support individual student success. UC at East Millinocket is located at 1 Dirigo Drive, East Millinocket. More information is available at or by calling 746-5741.