Media report free summer courses available for high school students

The Lincoln County News and Centralmaine.com reported the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias are offering tuition-free summer courses for high school students through a partnership with the Maine Department of Education. Tuition is waived for all qualified Maine high school students, covering full tuition for up to 12 college credits per year at the two universities. Eligible students are able to earn college credit while still in high school through the Early College programs offered at both institutions. UMaine and UMM offer more than 100 online summer courses suitable for qualified high school students, with course start dates in May, June, July and August, according to the articles. Interested students can register online or contact Allison Small, Early College Programs coordinator at UMaine, at 207.581.8004 or allison.small@maine.edu, or Christy Alley, director of Early College at UMM, at 207.255.1268 or christy.alley@maine.edu. More information is available at umaine.edu/earlycollege and machias.edu/earlycollege.