Our Adult Degree Completion Initiative Will Get You There

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, 1-on-1 career guidance, and a student success coach ready to take your call. 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.

Explore your scholarship options below, and reach out to a student success coach to get started.

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Get your questions answered and start the application process.

Adult Completion Scholarship

This scholarship fund supports adult students returning to school to finish their degree or workforce credential.

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Opening Doors Scholarship

This scholarship offers assistance to adult and independent students starting work on their degree or workforce credential for the first time.

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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!