Returning to Finish a Degree

Earn a degree after some time away.

A better life is possible with a college degree.

Going back to college as an adult can feel a bit overwhelming. We understand the challenges adults face when returning to college — childcare, transportation, finances, juggling responsibilities and so much more. Many adults who started college — but stopped for whatever reason — want to go back. You may be choosing to have better confidence in the job search by  finally reaching that goal, you may want to be a role model for your children or to provide better health insurance for your family through an employer-provided insurance plan, or may want the skills for a higher paying career to support you or your family.

Whatever your reason, you are not alone. There are many adults right now making the same decisions and looking to go back to school for their own reasons. And, there are people at the University of Maine System that are here to help you along the way.

Better earnings, better opportunities, better stability and even better health through employer-provided insurance plans are possible when you finish your degree.


How to get started on your path to earning a college degree for a better life: