Educational Opportunity Center

Our Newsletter – October 2015

EOC StudentThe Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), hosted by Crowder College provides free post-secondary educational assistance to adult residents of Barry, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, and Newton counties in southwest Missouri.

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) program offers one-to-one advisement and information on college admissions and financial aid to qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of post-secondary education. Important objectives of EOC are to counsel participants on financial aid options, assist in the application process, and increase the number of adult participants who enroll in post-secondary education.



Services provided by the EOC program include:

  • Assistance with financial aid applications
  • College planning and selection
  • Academic and career assessments
  • Career guidance and counseling
  • Student loan default counseling
  • Educational workshops
  • EOC Newsletter and updates
  • College campus visits
  • Referrals to other community service agencies

All services are provided free of charge to program participants. The EOC program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education.