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If you are 18 years of age or older, fill out the form below to apply for MEOC services. Items marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

If you have any questions or difficulty with this form, please contact the MEOC advisor nearest your location. Click here to view contact information for our MEOC advisors.

All date fields should be entered in mm/dd/yyyy format.

NOTE: There are 51 questions on this form. Please be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom and answer all required questions, and include your signature.


* 1. First Name:
* 2. Last Name:
3. Middle Initial:
4. Maiden, Preferred, or Other Name:
* 5. Gender
6. Pronouns
7. Social Security Number:
* 8. Date of Birth:
9. Email Address:
* 10. Mailing Address
* 11. City
* 12. State
* 13. Zip Code:
14. Telephone:
15. Cell:
16. Work:
17. Do you identify yourself as Hispanic or Latino?
18. If no, check all that apply:
American Indian or Alaska Native
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
* 19. Are you a U.S. citizen?
20. If not, are you an eligible non-citizen?
21. Alien Registration Number (A-Number)
* 22. Are you a veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States?
23. Are you currently on active duty in the armed forces for other than training purposes? (Answer "no" if you are a National Guard or Reserves enlistee who is on active duty for state or training purposes)
24. Is your spouse active duty?
25. Do you have a parent or guardian who is active duty?
26. Are you currently unemployed?
27. Have you filed a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) this year?
28. If yes, what date?
29. Have you applied to college this year?
30. If yes, please list the college name and your application date:
College Name:
Application Date:
31. Are you a Worthington Scholar?

* 32. Taxable Income Range (do NOT use total income, but after all deductions. This does not include child support, non-taxed social security benefits, state and federal assistance, and/or other non-taxed income. See line 15 of your 1040 federal income tax form.)
* 33. Including yourself, what is the number of family members in your home?
34. Are you currently receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)?
35. Are you currently receiving SNAP (Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program)?

36. High School Information:
Last grade of High School you completed:
Name of High School:
City of High School:
State of High School:
37. If you have a GED / HiSET, state and year received:
38. If you attended college, when and where?
39. If you attended college, did you take out a loan?
40. If you participated in another TRIO program within the last year, please check all that apply:
Veterans Upward Bound
Educational Talent Search
Student Support Services
Upward Bound programs
* 41. What was the highest level of education completed by either of your parents?
If Other, please specify:

42. Are you married?
43. Do you have any children for whom you are providing at least half their support?
44. Within the last year, have you been or were you at risk of being homeless?
45. At any time since you turned age 13, were both of your parents deceased, were you a dependent or ward of the court, were you an emancipated youth, or have you been in foster care?

46. What are your career plans?
* 47. What type of postsecondary degree is your goal (check all that apply):
Certificate (1-2 year)
Associate (2 year)
Bachelor (4 year)
Advanced Degree
* 48. What type of assistance do you need to meet your postsecondary goal (check all that apply):
College Admission
Financial Aid
College Transfer
Default Loan Counseling
Funding Opportunities
Career Counseling

49. Do you have any questions that you'd like us to answer?
50. How did you learn about MEOC?
51. Referred to MEOC by:
Certification of Application and Information Release

I/We certify that the information provided on the application is true and correct to the best of my/our knowledge. I/We authorize the use of my image and name in MEOC publications, editorials, advertisements, and media releases to the MEOC program and its affiliated organizations.

FERPA Statement

I/We authorize the release and exchange of student education records and transcripts to the MEOC program; I/We authorize the release and exchange of student financial aid information including FAFSA information from postsecondary institutions and the federal government to the MEOC program; I/We give permission to complete or correct the FAFSA over the phone when I am unable to be there in person; I/We understand that the information provided on this application will be held in confidence by the MEOC staff; I/We authorize MEOC to access all college records that may be stored in electronic and imaging systems in the University of Maine System & Community College System.

Applicant Signature

Use your mouse (or your finger or stylus, if on a mobile device) to sign this application in the space below. If you need to erase the signature and start over, click the Erase Applicant Signature button.

Parent or Guardian Signature (if needed)

Use your mouse (or your finger or stylus, if on a mobile device) to sign this application in the space below. If you need to erase the signature and start over, click the Erase Parent/Guardian Signature button.

Application Submission

Click the button below to submit this application.

MEOC is a federally funded TRIO program designed to assist adults in accessing postsecondary education. MEOC is funded entirely by the United States Department of Education. The grant award for 2023-2024 is $782,801.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).


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