Raised on his family’s farm in Bridgewater, Caleb graduated from Central Aroostook High School in 2012. With guidance and scholarships from the MCCS Early College for ME program, Caleb enrolled in NMCC’s diesel hydraulics program. It was a good fit for Caleb. “It definitely helped out on the farm. We used to have to send equipment away to get diesel hydraulics fixed. Now I can fix them right here,” he says. Two years after graduating from NMCC, Caleb is poised to take over the day-to-day operations of the farm, which has 15 employees and an online store. He has also started a side business, repairing alternators and starters for all types of cars and trucks. Caleb loves what he does and keeps striving to learn new things. “It really couldn’t get any better,” he says.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Maine’s community colleges are the real deal.
You won’t find lower tuition and fees anywhere in New England.
And for nearly half of all degree-seeking students who enroll in Maine’s community colleges, tuition and fees are covered by grant aid.
To learn more about the financial assistance available to community college students in Maine, contact the financial aid department at your local community college:
Central Maine Community College
Eastern Maine Community College
Kennebec Valley Community College
Northern Maine Community College
Southern Maine Community College
Washington County Community College
York County Community College
Students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are eligible to be considered for most forms of financial aid.
FAME (The Finance Authority of Maine) offers online financial aid resources.