Adult College Completion Fund
Maine has approximately 200,000 stranded adult learners who have invested time and money into a college education without earning their degree. With funding support from the Maine Legislature the University of Maine System established the Adult Degree Completion Scholarship Program in 2014 to provide up to $4,000 annually to help adults with demonstrated financial need resume their course work and earn a career-advancing college degree.
Aid is awarded based on financial need and course load. In just two years Maine’s Adult Degree Completion Scholarships have helped 304 adult learners get back on track toward a degree, funding 795 semesters of college completion work with an average award of $1,295 per semester.