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Financial Aid

Cyr Hall • University of Maine at Fort Kent • 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, ME 04743

Related Links and Resources

The following are some external resources available for additional financial aid information.

Call the Federal Information Center at 1-800-433-3243 or 319-337-5665 to get answers to your loan questions.

Paying for College - Courtesy of College.gov

Useful Resources

  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • Financial Awareness Counseling
  • Sallie Mae (1-877-872-4768)
  • Nelnet (1-888-486-4722).
  • FAME answers financial aid and loan questions (i.e., who is/are my Stafford Loan lender(s), how much did I borrow, who and where do I send my loan payments to, etc.) FAME: 1-800-228-3734 (in-state) or (207) 623-3263, Fax: (207) 623-0095, Email: info@famemaine.com, or URL: www.famemaine.com.
  • The Information Center will assist you in completing the federal student financial aid application, explain the process of determining financial need, awarding aid, and send federal student aid publications to you. The center can be reached at 1-800-4-FED-AID.
  • The College Cost Book, published by the College Board, is available at libraries, guidance offices and bookstores.
  • Maine Education Services (MES) is the home of the Maine Educational Loan Program (MELA). 1-800-922-MELA.
  • A Student's Guide to Banking and Personal Money Management - produced by the Maine Bureau of Banking. A free copy may be obtained by calling (207) 624-8570.
  • Fastweb - scholarships for high school seniors
  • Fastweb - for useful financial aid and college financial advice
  • Human Services provides applications for food stamps, housing, medical and financial assistance and other services.
  • Mapping Your Future - Paying for College
  • Federal Student Aid Information Center (call toll-free) at 1-800-4-FED AID or (1-800-433-3243)
  • Student Aid on the Web
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Consolidation Information
  • NextStepU Articles
  • Education Loan Repayment Plans
  • Accounting for Teens and Kids - Courtesy University of Alabama at Birmingham's Collat School of Business, this resource provides valuable information to help teens in budgeting their money.

Public Assistance

Dept. of Labor: Career Center Phone Numbers

  • Augusta: (207) 624-5120 or 1-800-760-1573
  • Bangor: (207) 561-4050 or 1-888-828-0568
  • Bath: (207) 442-0065 or 1-888-836-3355
  • Calais: (207) 454-7551 or 1-800-543-0303
  • East Millinocket: (207) 746-9608 or 1-800-777-8173
  • Hancock County: (207) 561-4060 or 1-888-828-0568
  • Lewiston: (207) 753-9000 or 1-800-741-2991
  • Machias: (207) 255-1900 or 1-800-292-8929
  • Madawaska: (207) 728-6345 or 1-800-432-7881
  • Portland: (207) 771-5627 or 1-877-594- 5627
  • Presque Isle: (207) 760-6300 or 1-800-635-0357
  • Rockland: (207) 596-2600 or 1-877-421-7916
  • Rumford: (207) 364-3738 or 1-877-421-7915
  • Skowhegan: (207) 474-4950 or 1-800-760-1572
  • South Paris: (207) 743-7763
  • SpringVale: (207) 324-5460 or 1-800-343-0151
  • Waldo County: (207) 596-2600 or 1-877-421-7916
  • Wilton: (207) 645-5800 or 1-800-982-4311
  • York County: (207) 324-5460 or 1-800-343-0151

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Phone Numbers

  • Gary Swanson, VR Counselor: (207) 623-8411 ext. 5065
  • Jeff Jones, VR and Employment Officer: (207) 621-8411 ext. 4871
  • Jenny Willett, VR Counselor: (207) 623-8411 ext. 5067
  • Joyce Dike, VR Counselor: (207) 623-8411 ext. 5517
  • Monika Babbitt, VR Counselor: (207) 623-841, ext. 4547
  • Nancy Slobodnik, Counseling Psychologist: (207) 623-8411 ext. 4636
  • Patrick McKenna, VR Counselor: (207) 621-8411 ext. 4670

Dept. of Health and Human Services: Office of Integrated Access and Support

  • Alternative Aid Assistance - contact Dawn Mulcahey at: (207) 287-6426
  • Aspire/TANF - contact Liz Ray at: (207) 287-4733
  • Aspire/Jet - contact Liz Ray at: (207) 287-4733
  • Child Support - call: (207) 624-4100
  • Emergency Assistance - contact Dawn Mulcahey at: (207) 287-6426
  • Food Supplements - contact Karen L. Curtis at: (207) 287-7118
  • General Assistance - contact Cindy Boyd at: (207) 287-3457
  • Medical Assistance - contact (207) 287-4076
  • Parents as Scholars - contact Dawn Mulcahey at: (207) 287-6426
  • TANF - Dawn Mulcahey at: (207) 287-6426
  • More detailed information regarding items listed in this section is available at: www.maine.gov/dhhs

Other Links to Resources in Maine

Other Important Maine/Aroostook County Phone Numbers

  • AMHC Rape Crisis - 1-800-550-3304
  • AMHC Suicide Hotline 1-800-432-7805
  • Aroostook County Action Program 1-800-432-7881
  • Bureau of Children with Special Needs (207) 764-2120
  • Catholic Charities of Maine (207) 498-2575
  • Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-452-1999
  • Homeless Shelter Presque Isle (207) 764-4125
  • Legal Services for the Elderly 1-800-442-2092
  • Martha & Mary's Soup Kitchen (207) 764-0758
  • Parent Talk-Line 1-800-686-5633
  • Pine Tree Legal Assistance (207) 622-4731
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project 1-800-442-4293

Local Assistance

Good Shepard Thrift Shop
54 West Main Street (downtown Fort Kent)
Fort Kent Me 04743
Tel.: (207) 834-7166

The Greater Fort Kent Ecumenical Food Pantry
229 West Main St., Suite 103 (downtown Fort Kent)
Fort Kent, ME 04743
Tel.: (207) 834-4126