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The Educational Opportunity Center at North Carolina Central University provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education, secondary school reentry, entry to a GED program or entry to alternative education programs for secondary school dropouts. The EOC will assist participants with the application and financial aid process and provide academic advising. Participants can also take advantage of workshops and seminars on financial planning and economic literacy, as well as, tutoring, mentoring and other student support programs.


All EOC services are free to participants and funded through the U.S. Department of Education TRIO Program.

To qualify, applicants must meet the following requirements:

§  Is a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States or is in the United States for other than a temporary purpose and provides evidence from the Immigration and Naturalization Service of his or her intent to become a permanent resident;

§  First Generation college students (neither parent earned a four-year degree);

§  An individual who resides in Alamance, Durham, Person, Granville, and Vance Counties here in North Carolina.

§  Individuals who are high school seniors and/or individuals 19 years of age or older or individuals that cannot be appropriately served by another TRIO program (Talent Search, Upward Bound, etc.)

§  Expresses a desire to enroll, or is enrolled, in a program of postsecondary education, and requests information or assistance in applying for admission to, or financial aid for such a program.

§  A veteran regardless of age that satisfies the eligibility requirements listed above.

§  Meets federal guidelines to demonstrate financial need.

§  Individuals wanting to return to college;

§  Displaced, underemployed, or unemployed workers;

§  Employed, but want to pursue a career path that requires higher education.


Those interested in the program should contact an EOC counselor by calling (919) 530-6602 or email: eoc@nccu.edu. Counselors are on hand to help determine eligibility and complete the application process. All approved applicants must attend an EOC orientation class. Click here to Apply!

Published: Friday, August 18, 2017
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