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Welcome to the Educational Opportunity Center at UND TRIO
Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) helps individuals with academic potential to become enrolled in the college of their choice. EOC works specifically with people who have a low income and who are first generation, meaning neither parent graduated from a four-year college. Congress authorized funding for EOCs across the country in 1972. Members of Congress understood that adults often lack information about how to become enrolled in college, and how to get financial aid to help them pay for it. Helping low income, first-generation adults enroll in college helps to equalize access to higher education in America.
EOC participants are people who are assessing their lives and making decisions that will benefit themselves and their families for the long term. Advisors often say they enjoy their work, because they are privileged to facilitate parts of this change process. Individuals considering the possibility of a college education should contact EOC by phone or e-mail to set up an appointment.
Assist participants with identifying interests and abilities, and related careers.
Assist participants with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and conducting scholarship searches.
Provide information about academic programs and services at any college or university, provide campus tours, and assist with college admissions applications.
Provide workshops and one-to-one instruction in ACT preparation, study skills, and other topics designed to help individuals begin college with success.
UND Educational Opportunity Center receives 100% of its annual budget ($334,272) from the Dept. of Education.
Contact Educational Opportunity Center: Assistant Director; Derek Sporbert