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UMaine holding information sessions for people facing obstacles to college

ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine’s Onward Program, which helps people facing economic or academic challenges obtain four-year degrees, will host two information sessions on Thursday, March 24.

The sessions are scheduled for UMaine’s East Annex building from 2-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Visitors will tour the offices, meet the staff, enjoy light refreshments and hear from a panel of current students. Those planning to attend or who want more information or an application packet should contact Lori Watson at 581-2320 or

TTY 207-581-2325.

Created in 1970, the Onward Program has helped hundreds of students gain access to the University of Maine. The program is accepting applications for the 2011-12 academic year with a priority aid package to those who apply by April 1, 2011.

More information and downloadable applications are online at http://www.umaine.edu/apply.htm.

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