UMA’s Saco Center is one of eight UMA centers located across Maine, and is located at 4 Scamman St. in Saco. FILE PHOTO

SACO — The University of Maine at Augusta will be holding information sessions statewide for several of its innovative academic programs that fulfill workforce needs throughout the state including right here in Saco.

In keeping with how UMA delivers its courses at two campuses and eight UMA Centers from Saco to Houlton, the information sessions will be live broadcast from the UMA Brunswick Center to multiple locations to allow the maximum number of individuals to participate at a location close to work or home.

Each session will allow attendees to learn more about how UMA serves students statewide, specifics about the academic programs from faculty and students, and the free application process. Other topics covered will include financial aid and tuition costs including available scholarships for new and transfer students.

Anyone interested in starting or completing a college degree is welcome to attend one or more session. These information sessions are especially geared to adults with college credits but no degree, which currently includes about 189,000 Mainers or some 20 percent of the 25-plus population.

“We welcome anyone who wants to explore what makes UMA an attractive option for starting or finishing their college degree,” said Brandy Finck, Associate Vice President for Admission and Student Financial Services. “About half of our new students in fall 2018 were traditional-aged recent high school graduates, but UMA’s average student age is in the mid-30s. We know how to serve all students, no matter what their age might be, and no matter where they live in Maine.”

UMA is located on two campuses and delivers courses and services at eight outreach Centers located throughout Maine. UMA serves about 5,500 students annually, of which two-thirds (63 percent) are part-time, and 60 percent are 25 and older. Almost half (43 percent) are completing the majority of their coursework online, and 21 percent are taking courses at one of the UMA Centers.

UMA Information Session Schedule

Social Sciences, Mental Health and Human Services: Monday, March 25,  noon to 12:45 p.m.,  Saco

CIS/Cybersecurity: Monday, March 25, 4 to 5 p.m., Saco

Business Administration: Wednesday, March 27, 4 to 5 p.m., Saco

Education: Wednesday, April 3, noon to 12:45 p.m., Saco

UMA’s Saco Center, one of eight centers located across Maine, will be receiving live broadcasts of these information sessions. The center is located at 4 Scamman St. in Saco and serves the Saco/Biddeford community and greater York County area.

For more information, please call UMA Saco at 282-4111 or visit uma.edu/infosessions for more info, including directions to each location and a sign-up form.

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