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The Aspirations Program provides eligible Maine high school students with an opportunity to receive academic credits toward a high school diploma, and an associate- or baccalaureate-level degree, through enrollment and successful completion of college-level courses at approved Maine institutions. This is often referred to as dual enrollment.
To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a public high school or be home schooled and meet certain general and academic requirements. The participating institutions must have course space available and may require prerequisite courses for enrollment.
The Maine Department of Education will pay half of the in-state tuition for the credit hours taken each semester when program funding is available.
Up to 12 credits per academic year (July 1 to June 30) is allowable.
The Aspirations Program is funded by the Maine Legislature and authorized under Title 20-A, Chapter 208-A. The program is administered by the Maine Department of Education.
For more information please see the following:
Aspirations Program Coordinator