Educational Opportunity Center

Trio EOC LogoThe Educational Opportunity Center — or EOC, is grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education.  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 (see below)
  • 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

Filling out the FAFSA:

FAFSA 2023-24 Checklist: Documents needed to complete the FAFSA


Apply for EOC Services

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

To schedule an appointment with an advisor please submit the   Schedule Now

Contact Us:

Educational Opportunity Center
Indian Hills Community College
Arts & Sciences Building, Room 113
525 Grandview Avenue
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Email: [email protected]

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

Indian Hills Community College
721 North 1st Street
Centerville, IA 52544
Phone: (641) 856-2143, ext. 2221

Southeastern Community College
TRIO Center Room 213
1500 West Agency Road
PO Box 180
West Burlington, IA 52655
Phone: (319) 208-5026

Community Action Partnership of Northeast Missouri
215 E Elson Street
Kirksville, MO 63501
Phone: (660) 217-3360