Educational Opportunity Center

The 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.100% Federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education at an annual cost of $284,745.

EOC Information Request



• Financial aid options and planning
• Assistance with financial aid application
• Student loan counseling
• Student loan default counseling

Career Planning

• Career assessments
• Career guidance
• Career counseling
• Career connections

Academic Plannning

• Academic assessments
• Educational workshops
• College campus visits
• Provide testing information and requirements


• EOC newsletters and updates
• Referrals to other community service agencies
• Activities for students with limited English proficiency
• Adult Education guidance