U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has agreed to review the University of Maine at Presque Isle's application for Upward Bound funding, according to a tweet from Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins.
The application was rejected this spring due to a formatting error. Since then, Maine's congressional delegation has urged DeVos to reconsider the application, based on its merits and not on line spacing.
Upward Bound helps low-income first-generation students attend college. If approved, it would help about 1,000 Maine students over the next five years.