Educational Opportunity Centers Program

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EOC Program FY 2016 Technical Assistance Workshops and Webinars:
-- Register for TS and EOC Workshops
-- Register for EOC Webinars [More]

The 2014-15 EOC Annual Performance Report (APR) is now available. The form and instructions are provided in text and PDF versions. The online data collection begins on November 2, 2015, and the deadline is December 4, 2015.

Program Office: Federal TRIO Programs

CFDA Number: 84.066A
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also Known As: EOC, TRIO (This is one of eight TRIO programs.)

Program Description

The Educational Opportunity Centers program provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education. The program also provides services to improve the financial and economic literacy of participants. An important objective of the program is to counsel participants on financial aid options, including basic financial planning skills, and to assist in the application process. The goal of the EOC program is to increase the number of adult participants who enroll in postsecondary education institutions.

Types of Projects

Projects include: academic advice, personal counseling, and career workshops; information on postsecondary education opportunities and student financial assistance; help in completing applications for college admissions, testing, and financial aid; coordination with nearby postsecondary institutions; media activities designed to involve and acquaint the community with higher education opportunities; tutoring; mentoring; education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students; and programs and activities previously mentioned that are specially designed for students who are limited English proficient, students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education, students with disabilities, students who are homeless children and youths, students who are in foster care or are aging out of foster care system or other disconnected students.

Last Modified: 11/18/2015