Educational Opportunity Centers
The Murray State University Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is a TRiO program funded by the U. S. Department of Education. The purpose of the EOC is to provide assistance to individuals who are "low income" and/or "first generation (neither parent graduated from college with a 4-year degree)" adults wishing to enter or reenter into a postsecondary education program. Some of the services offered by the EOC is assistance with completing the FAFSA, financial literacy education and information, assistance with completing and submitting college applications, career counseling, and so much more.
The EOC also offers assistance to adults who come from disadvantaged backgrounds either reenter high school or enter into a General Education Development (GED) Program in order for them to obtain their secondary education diploma or certificate.
All of our programs and services are of NO COST to qualifying participants. The goal of the EOC is to increase the number of adults from disadvantaged backgrounds who enroll in a postsecondary institution, to offer assistance and tools needed for successful completion, and educate participants in financial matters. Participants who complete a postsecondary education program have a better chance for a successful career and financial stability.
If you or anyone you know is ready to start following the path to a higher education please contact our office and speak with a Coordinator today. It could be the beginning of a brighter future for you and your family!