The website for The Department of Health and Human Services in Maine has this to say about the Post Secondary Education Tuition Waiver:
“If you are in the care of the Department of Health and Human Services at the time that you graduate from high school or get your General Equivalency Diploma (GED), you are eligible for a “tuition waiver” if you are planning to attend one of the University of Maine system colleges, one of the state’s Vocational Technical colleges, or Maine Maritime Academy. If you meet the requirements that are described below, you may attend one of the schools covered by the tuition waiver, tuition free, until you complete your college undergraduate degree.”
“The Department of Health and Human Services will continue to provide post-secondary education financial assistance for those students who are not attending one of the colleges covered by the tuition waiver provided you meet the conditions described above. “
This looks like a worthy way to cut costs for a college student. I’m not sure if it is just for children in foster care or not.
P.S. If you have any experience with this waiver, and would care to share that experience with us, please post it to the comments section.
Also, if you know of any other state run programs, please post those as well.
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