TRIO EOC FAQs
What exactly does EOC do?
According to the federal guidelines set up by the U.S. Department of Education, EOC is designed to provide information regarding financial and academic assistance available for individuals who desire to pursue a program of postsecondary education. EOC also provides assistance to individuals in applying for admission to institutions that offer programs of postsecondary education, including assistance in preparing necessary applications for use by admissions and financial aid officers. During the 2002 - 2004 Fiscal year, the EOC at Tulsa Community College has placed more than 400 college ready participants in 28 different colleges and technical schools in two states.
What population does EOC serve?
The Education Opportunity Centers program targets low-income, first-generation adults. Two-thirds of the program's participants must
meet both criteria, the final one-third can be any adult needing EOC services.
- Department of Human Services
- Head Start Programs
- State Health Departments
- State Employment Offices
- Department of Corrections
- Four-Year Universities
- Public School Systems
- Private Counseling Centers
- Technology Centers
- Two-Year Colleges
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- Workforce Investment Act
- Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant
- East Central University in Ada
- Rogers University in Claremore
- Carl Albert State College in Poteau
- Tulsa Community College
- EOC provides assistance with completing federal financial aid applications. Through the FAFSA on the Web, EOC projects are able to transmit financial aid applications quickly. Additional funding tools and online searches are used to help clients fund their education.
- EOC's provide academic and career assessments with the use of tools such as COPS, CAPS, COPES, DISCOVER, Oklahoma Career Search and TABE.
- EOC's assist clients with admission forms, scholarship information, class schedules, GED information and general information about schools of interest to the client.
- Some EOC programs provide clients with tours of colleges and vocational schools.
- An EOC project may provide additional supportive services to help increase the client's probability of success. Types of additional services include tutoring, test prep, time management and study skills seminars.
Where are EOC participants placed?
Participants may be placed in adult basic education classes, GED classes, branches of the military, technology schools, proprietary schools, two-year colleges, or four-year universities. In some cases, clients may be referred to literacy programs.
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