Educational Opportunity Center is a federally funded TRiO Programs that offers free assistance to adults (19 and older) with the process of entering into a post secondary education program (beyond high school). Although housed at Rich Mountain Community College, EOC does not recruit for RMCC, but aims to assist individuals with the often confusing process of entering college throughout Arkansas. EOC provides assistance and information to adults who seek to enter or continue a program of post-secondary education. It also provides information on financial and academic assistance to individuals who want to pursue a program of post-secondary education, and to provide assistance to such persons for admission including preparing necessary applications for use by admissions and financial aid officers.
Who is Eligible?
EOC services are available for persons who reside in Scott, Polk, Montgomery, Howard, Sevier, or Pike County and are primarily from low income,first generation backgrounds.
What Services are Available?
v College Preparation Assistance with entry and re-entry process to GED, College or Vocational school Provides information about post-secondary education Assistance with the college application process Administers COMPASS exam for college entrance Assistance with preparing for other college entrance exams (ACT or SAT)
v Financial Aid Assistance Information about financial aid opportunities Assistance with completing the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) Assistance with locating and applying for scholarships
v Academic Advising Choosing a College Choosing a Major Class Selection and Registration College Transfer
v Career Planning Provides career information Administers career interest inventories and exploration
How Do I Apply?
Click here to download an application. Simply fill it out and fax to (479) 637-4692.
For more information contact:
Tammye SherrillEOC Program Coordinator(479) 637-5502
Lisa HarrisonEOC Outreach Representative(479) 637-5502
Grover HillEOC Outreach RepresentativeNashville (870) 845-2454Glenwood (870) 356-2764DeQueen (800) 844-4471
Want to know more about TRIO Programs?Check out these Websites:
Arkansas Association of Student Assistance Programs
Need additional help with Financial Aid?
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