Can You Afford to go to College and Plan for a New Career?

Photo by: University College at Rockland Veronica Odone is currently a university student. Help with filing the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) is available every Monday at URock.

Ever thought about going to college for a new career, but wonder if you can afford it?  You are not alone.  That’s why University College at Rockland, an off-campus center of the University of Maine System, is here to provide support and personal assistance to help you enter into a new career. URock offers over 100 university degree programs and certificates, both online and at the center, close to home.

As with 90% of URock students, you may also qualify for financial assistance. Partnering with Maine Educational Opportunity Centers (MEOC) URock hosts free financial aid workshops every Monday from 9AM-4:00PM. Appointments are encouraged.  Teri Morse, the MEOC representative, will help any interested student file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online.

The FAFSA collects information used in determining any student’s eligibility for needed funding. Eligibility for financial aid is based on several factors including family income, assets, size of household, and number of family members in college.  Financial aid is awarded based on financial need and the cost of attending college.

University College at Rockland is an off-campus center of the University of Maine System in the mid-coast region where people can take courses, pursue degrees, and receive all the support they need to earn a degree close to home and on schedules that fit into their family and work lives. Courses are taught by faculty on-site, online, or two-way videoconferencing. Academic advising, tutoring, study skills workshops, computer access, library services and student activities are available to help support individual student success. More information and appointments for assistance are available at or by calling 596-6906.

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