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TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers


About Us

The Higher Education Consortium TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) are federally funded to provide FREE advising and information on college admissions to qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of post-secondary 

education. The EOC also provides services to improve the financial and economic literacy of participants to include advising participants on financial aid options, including basic financial planning skills, and assisting with applying for financial aid.  The goal of the EOC program is to increase college and financial aid access for adults who desire to enroll in a program of post-secondary education. 


EOC Mission

The purpose of the Higher Education Consortium TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) Program is to provide information regarding financial and academic assistance available to individuals who desire to pursue a program of post-secondary education; provide assistance to individuals in applying for admission to institutions that offer programs of post-secondary education, including assistance in preparing necessary applications for use by admissions and financial aid officers; and provide information regarding financial and economic literacy to participants.

You Are Education Material

Someone may have told you that "college isn't for everyone" implying that it wasn't for you or that you weren't college material. Well guess what - they might be right. Traditional "college" may not be right for everyone, but everyone has a right to higher education. Higher education is simply education beyond high school. Another way to say it is education after secondary education or post-secondary education. You ARE higher education material. What are your career goals? You can choose your own post-secondary education path to reach your personal career goals.


Contact Us

Ms. Marlana A. Hairston, M.P.A.

Program Director

TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers

4236 Lindell Blvd. Suite 400

St. Louis, MO 63108

Phone: 314.535.6013

Mobile: 314.954.5810

Fax: 314.535.8830


Office Hours: 8:30a - 5:00p

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Program Outcomes

Secondary School Diplomas Earned
Financial Aid
Applications Completed
Education Admissions Applications Completed
Postsecondary Enrollments
Participants Served
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