Educational Opportunity Center

Trio EOC LogoThe 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 (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

 The  2019 calendar for Free Financial Aid Workshops will be coming soon!

Filling out the FAFSA:

FAFSA 2019-20 Checklist: Documents needed to complete the FAFSA

FAFSA 2020-21 Checklist: Documents needed to complete the FAFSA

To stay up to date on what's going in the EOC, check our latest Newsletter!


Apply for EOC Services

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


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

Southeastern Community College
1500 West Agency Road
West Burlington, IA 52655
Phone: (319) 208-5026

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