Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)

Educational Opportunity CenterThe Educational Opportunity Center — or EOC — helps lower–income, first–generation college students with financial aid and admission applications as well as academic and career advising. Almost everyone is eligible to receive EOC services. In most situations, participants are those who meet income guidelines, are first generation college students (neither parent has earned a bachelor’s degree), age 19 or older, residents of the EOC Service Area, and citizens of the United States or have permanent residency status.

The Educational Opportunity Center staff members assist eligible participants with:

  • admission forms and procedures
  • financial aid forms and procedures
  • selecting a college and major
  • course selection and methods of learning
  • career planning and skill assessment
  • obtaining a GED or other high school completion credential
  • coordinating tutoring
  • coordinating college tours
  • personal counseling and community agency referral

Apply for EOC Services

To apply for EOC services, please complete and submit the EOC Application


FAFSA Mondays

Do you need assistance applying for financial aid to help pay for college? The EOC is offering free FAFSA help to any student (high school, college, or adult) who wants to apply for financial aid to help pay for summer or fall term courses! Join us from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Academic Success Center, Main Campus (Ottumwa).

2014 FAFSA Monday Dates:
May 5 May 12
June 2 June 9
June 16 June 23
June 30

Students: Please bring a copy of your most recent Federal and State Income Tax Return, your W2s, and/or any other sources of income to this event. If you are a dependent student, you will also need to bring your parent's tax information, W2s, asset information, and/or any other sources of income as well.

EOC Newsletter

For more information about what’s happening at the EOC, check out our most recent newsletter


Educational Opportunity Center
Indian Hills Community College
Library, Second Floor
525 Grandview Avenue
Ottumwa, IA 52501


phone: (641) 683-5315 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5315

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