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Student Loans & COVID-19 FAQ

Posted and up-to-date on 4/3/2020 Introduction On March 27th, emergency legislation called the CARES Act was signed into law in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis.The law includes some relief for borrowers with federal student loans that are held by the federal government.
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Maine Sexual Assault Resources: Sexual Assault and Schools

If you (or your child) have been sexually assaulted at school, there are laws that can help protect you. One of the most important laws is called Title IX (Title Nine). Title IX says that schools that get federal funding cannot discriminate based on sex. This includes almost all elementary schools, high schools, and colleges. Title IX says that… More
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Maine National Guard Education Assistance Program

Maine National Guard members may be eligible for full tuition at a state college or university. Learn about the requirements here.
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Repaying Federal Student Loans

The world of student loans is becoming more complicated. So here is a brief overview of the basic lingo of student loans and repayment options.
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Competitive Skills Scholarship Program (CSSP)

Free training for high-wage in-demand Maine jobs.
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Military Training Qualifying for a Professional License

Are you a veteran considering applying for a Maine Professional license?  Your military training may help! The Maine Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation will consider military training when reviewing applications.  This means you may not have to complete certain required training programs. 
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Benefits for Veterans and Their Families in State & Local Government Jobs

If You or Your Spouse Have Been in the Armed Services You May Get Special Benefits When Applying for a State Job Maine gives benefits to some former members of the armed services and their spouses. You can get these if you are a veteran, or if your spouse was a veteran and has passed away.
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Tuition Benefits for the Families of Maine Veterans

Families of certain military veterans can attend a state-supported Maine college or vocational school tuition-free. This does not apply, however, to all veterans' families.
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Worker Classification: Employee vs. Independent Contractor

What is worker classification? Why does it matter how I'm classified? How can I tell which way I've been classified? I think I should be classified as an employee but how do I know?
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If You Lose Your Job

This is a very general outline of your rights as a worker in Maine. It covers basic questions you might have after losing your job. We also explain how the unemployment benefit system works. You may be unemployed because you were laid off or fired, or you quit. The facts of your particular situation will affect your rights under the law.