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

EOC Newsletter

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

EOC Workshops

Get help completing your FAFSA, learn about the financial aid process, student loans, and more at one of our FREE EOC Financial Aid Workshops! Financial Aid Workshops


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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