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Educational Opportunity Centers- A TRIO program housed at WKU.

TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) is a federally funded grant program through the US Department of Education. EOC assists adults of ages 18 and above and U.S. veterans to enroll in and complete a post-secondary education program. All services are provided free of charge to participants who meet the eligibility requirements.

The mission of the Educational Opportunity Centers Program is to provide services for adults desiring to pursue their education beyond high school. The Center’s goal is to increase the number of adults in the surrounding areas enrolling in colleges and universities.

EOC seeks to inform both adults and the larger community about educational opportunities that foster the ability of adults to achieve life changes, enhanced workforce engagement, and effective citizenship in the local, national, and global community.

EOC pursues its mission utilizing a professional staff committed to the idea of educational access for persons who are first generation and limited income, also, strongly dedicated to the academic, cultural, economic, and social development of adult learners representing diverse backgrounds.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 18 years of age or older
  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident status (documentation required)
  • commitment to succeein post-secondary education

And meet at least one of the following:

  • Meet federal guidelines to demonstrate financial need
  • A first-generation college student (First Generation College Student – an individual whose parent/guardians did not graduate from a 4-year college or university)
  • A Veteran of any age


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FREE Assistance with:

Financial Aid
College Applications

For any additional questions or
to schedule an appointment
please  contact:

Main office in Bowling Green
Jones Jaggers Hall, Room 107
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 745-4441


Glasgow Office
500 Hilltopper Drive
Glasgow, KY 42141
(270) 861-6950


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 Last Modified 1/8/24