Frequently Asked Questions



Q: Is there any cost for EOC services?
 
A: No. EOC is a federal TRIO program funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. As a result, all EOC services are free of charge.


Q: Who is eligible to participate in the program?

A: EOC assists adults, age 19 and older, which meet income guidelines and will be the first in their families to obtain a four-year college degree.


Q: Does EOC provide money to enroll in a post-secondary institution?

A: No. EOC assists participants in applying for financial aid and in identifying alternative sources of funding to attend post-secondary programs and institutions.


Q: Can EOC help me fill out the FAFSA?

A: Absolutely! EOC coordinators can assist you to complete and submit your FAFSA. Filling out FAFSA may seem confusing at first, and we are more than happy to help you fill it out step by step, and apply! Remember, as with all EOC services, this one is FREE too!


Q: What schools can EOC help me enroll into?

A: We can help you enroll into any accredited 2-year or 4-year college, or vocational/technical school in the U.S.!


Q: If I am over the age of 24, what tax information do I need to fill out the FAFSA?

A: You will need your previous years Federal Tax Return and W-2's (1040, 1040A or the 1040EZ)


Q: If I am under the age of 24, what tax information do I need to fill out the FAFSA?

A: You will need your previous years Federal Tax return and W-2's AND your parents Federal Tax return and W-2's (1040, 1040A or the 1040EZ)


Q: Can I apply for Federal Student Aid without my parent's income information?

A: Yes, you will only be able to receive Student Loans


Q: What is the average turn around time for my Financial Aid to be processed?

A: 5 to 8 weeks


Q: Does EOC host any community events?

A: Yes! We host several community events throughout the year. Please see the Calendar for upcoming events.