Educational Opportunity Center

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EOC StudentThe Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), hosted by Crowder College provides free postsecondary 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 postsecondary 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 postsecondary 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.