Resources previously housed in the UMS Student Success Center are being reassigned to the universities during the fall 2023 semester, and the Center’s remaining staff member is retiring on November 30, 2023. For information about future scholarship opportunities, please contact your university’s Financial Aid Office. For information about small-debt forgiveness programs that might be available to you, please contact your university’s Student Business Services (or Bursar’s) Office. This website is no longer being updated and will be taken offline at the end of the fall 2023 semester. Thank you. 

Graduate to a Better Life

Maine’s economy is changing and new careers are emerging. And just wait until you see what the new jobs are paying! But these new careers call for new skills.  Earning your college degree at one of Maine’s Public Universities is a proven path to skilling up and transforming your future.

We know that returning to college and paying for your education can be a challenge. That’s why we offer scholarships, financial aid programs, and 1-on-1 career guidance. This support is designed specifically to help adult learners like you graduate. It doesn’t matter how old you are or where you’re from. And you may not be starting from square one. In Maine, your work experience counts — as it should. It’s possible your work experience and skills can convert into college credits toward your degree.

Maine’s Public Universities have everything you need to land a high-paying career in a rewarding field.

Better Support to Start the Process

Adults aged 25 or older make up more than 36% of all students enrolled in degree programs, and over 60% of students who attend school part time. It’s never too late to get your degree through the University of Maine System. Maine values you, and we are here to help!