Free College Planning Workshops at UMaine Hutchinson Center in November

Belfast. The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting a FREE workshop entitled Essentials of College Planning for adults 19 & over at the Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave., on Tuesday, November 14.  Contact Amy Smith at 338-8000 to schedule an appointment.

MEOC is free and is funded entirely by the U.S. Department of Education. The program helps qualified adults make the transition towards a college education. MEOC, which is housed at the University of Maine, provides assistance to adults living in Maine and helps them go to whichever college or university they choose. Services that are provided include: GED/SAT Preparation, College Planning, Referrals/Advocacy, Career Advising, Financial Aid Advising, and College Admissions Process and College Application Fee Waivers for Qualified Adults.

MEOC successfully placed 1,073 Maine adults in different colleges last year.

The starting point for all MEOC participants is The Essentials of College Planning, a FREE interactive workshop that outlines the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning, and study skills. In addition, the Hutchinson Center provides free college academic advising.

All workshops are held at the UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast and are subject to change. For more information or to register call: Amy Smith, Academic Advisor 338-8004,


About UMaine:

The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s only public research university. It celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2015. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from Maine and 45 other states, and 65 countries. It currently enrolls 10,922 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers doctoral degrees in 35 fields, representing the humanities, sciences, engineering and education; master’s degrees in nearly 70 disciplines; 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campus wide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit