BANGOR, Maine (WABI) – A new partnership between the Maine Community College System and the Maine Department of Education is helping adults who want to pursue a college education by offering tuition-free college courses to students in Maine adults.
Adult education programs will work with mature students to select a course at a community college that suits their college and career goals, then provide support to the student while they complete the course.
Tuition for the courses is provided by the Maine Community College System, while the Maine DOE Office of Adult Education will provide textbooks and course materials.
“It’s just such a big step for someone who really thinks, ‘I think I might want to try college, but I don’t really know what it’s like right now.’ And now they have the opportunity to get help, try it, make sure it works for them, and achieve long-term success,” said Amy Poland, Professional Development Coord, Maine DOE.
“They’re going to learn the skill, they’re going to learn the habits, they’re going to learn how to do well in a college course. And then they will be all the more successful when they are university students, whatever their goal is,” said Dir. College Access, Maine Community College System Mercedes For.
Mature students interested in this program will need to be enrolled in a Maine adult education program.
For more information, contact your local school district‘s adult education department.
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