Educational Opportunity Center

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) helps you map out a path to your future.
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We can help you every step of the way – from getting into college, university, or vocational school, to funding your education and building a career that will help you reach your goals.

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Services

We provide FREE services to help you navigate the admission and financial aid process of the college, university, or vocational school of your choice. Whether you are considering higher education or you're already enrolled, we're here to help with services like:

  • Career planning
  • Financial aid application assistance
  • Workshops on college success strategies
  • Transfer information
  • Financial and economic literacy

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
  • 19 years of age or older
  • Reside in San Antonio
  • Have not earned a four-year college degree (Bachelor’s degree)
  • Eligible for Federal Pell Grant program (based on family taxable income levels)*
  • Neither parent graduated from college with a four-year degree*

*Priority provided to individuals who have limited income and/or whose parents have not yet earned a Bachelor’s degree.

Future college student services

The Educational Opportunity Center can provide future college students with the following services:

College admission assistance

GED/High school equivalency guidance

Application and testing fee waivers

Current college student services

The Educational Opportunity Center can provide current college students with the following services:

FAFSA renewal assistance
Help re-applying for financial aid and completing the dependent and independent student income verification process.

Understanding student loan repayment
Information about the federal student loan repayment based on where you are in the process.

Financial and economic literacy
Through workshops and individual advising, you’ll learn about personal and household budgeting and money management. Plus, you’ll take away basic economic decision-making skills and understand the importance of using credit wisely.

Career exploration and advising
Explore career trends and get on track to a high-wage, high-demand career. We'll help you explore your options, assess your skills, choose a career, and make a successful transition to employment.

Military benefits
We'll help you identify different kinds of education and tuition benefits that are available to military service members, veterans, and their family members. 

College success strategies
Learn time management skills, learning styles, and techniques to improve memory, reading, notes, and test-taking skills. We place an emphasis on developing positive attitudes toward learning, setting achievable goals, and motivating students to reach their goals. 

Transfer information and workshops
We can help facilitate your college transfer through a variety of workshops:

  • College comparison
  • College admissions
  • Course comparison
  • Differences between two- and four-year colleges
  • Cost comparison

Contact us

Get your start with help from the EOC!

Email us at dst-eoc@alamo.edu

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The Alamo Colleges District Educational Opportunity Center is a federally funded TRIO program and all services are provided to program participants free of charge. All individuals who meet the eligibility requirements of this program are provided information regarding financial and academic assistance necessary for them to enter college for the first time or to return if they have dropped out. This is an outreach program of the U.S. Department of Education and the Alamo Colleges District.

Alamo College District’s Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is a federal TRIO Project funded 100% by the US Department of Education to serve 850 Participants on an annual federal budget of $232,050.