Other Sources of Financial Aid and Information

Resource Links

Please note: this page is in the process of being updated. Its info at this time may be quite out of date. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please stay tuned.

On these pages will find information that we hope will prove useful to students planning to attend college and as well as to parents thinking about and planning for the growth and education of their children. There is a lot of information available on the Internet, enough to be confusing. We have sifted through the relevant sites and picked a few that seemed to us to be especially helpful. We have grouped links into the following categories:

Career and College Planning
Saving for and Paying for College
Child Development and Parenting
Early Literacy and Education

This is an evolving collection. If you run across a site that you think is especially good, but is missing from our list, please let us know and will post it.

Please, also let us know if a link is broken and we will try to correct it.

Thank you.

Click on the links below for additional information and available resources.

Opportunity Maine Program
Program description.

Education Opportunity Credit Worksheet for employers
This is a link to the 2013 worksheet. For subsequent years go to the FAME website (below) for an updated link to the current worksheet.

Education Opportunity Credit Worksheet for individuals
This is a link to the 2013 worksheet. For subsequent years go to the FAME website (below) for an updated link to the current worksheet.

Finance Authority of Maine (FAME)
The primary source of information on state sponsored student aid programs and a gateway to federal aid, both direct aid and tax credits. Has a lot of other useful information as well.

FAME’s information page for non-traditional students such as adults returning to school

Maine Community Foundation
This is a link to MCF’s Scholarship page where you can get information on the $1.5 million in financial aid available through them. It also has a useful financial aid resource library with links to other useful sources of information.

Kahn Academy
This is an on-line source of user friendly tutorials in math and the sciences. Feeling a bit shaky in certain subjects? You can brush up here at your own pace and work through sample problems. It’s all free because it’s underwritten by the Gates Foundation. The math sections are especially strong.