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 50 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. Preferred Pronouns
  7. Social Security Number:
* 8. Date of Birth:
  9. Email Address:
* 10. Mailing Address
* 11. City
* 12. State
* 13. Zip Code:
  14. Home Phone:
  15. Cell Phone:
  16. Work Phone:
  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. Taxable Income Range:
* 32. Including yourself, how many people in your family unit?
  33. Are you currently receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)?
  34. Are you currently receiving SNAP (Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program)?

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

If Other, please specify:

  41. Are you married?
  42. Do you have any children for whom you are providing at least half their support?
  43. Within the last year, have you been or were you at risk of being homeless?
  44. 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?

  45. What are your career plans?
* 46. What type of postsecondary degree is your goal (check all that apply): Certificate
Advanced Degree
* 47. 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
FSET / HOPE (Funding Opportunities)
Career Counseling

  48. Do you have any questions that you'd like us to answer?
  49. How did you learn about MEOC?
  50. Referred to MEOC by:


Application Submission

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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 2020-2021 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).