Educational Opportunity Center Eligibility Requirements

Eligible student for the Educational Opportunity Center include:


  • Residents of Anderson, Oconee, Pickens, and Greenville counties who are at least 18 years old

  • Individuals with low to modest taxable income, according to federal guidelines

  • Individuals with parents or legal guardians who did not graduate with a baccalaureate degree (four-year degree) before the applicant reached 18 years old (first generation students)

  • Individuals who plan to begin or return to high school, a GED program or a vocational/technical school

  • Individuals who plan to begin at a two-year or four-year college

  • Veterans, the homeless, and those covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act


**Lower income and first generation college students are the target population, however the EOC can usually help those who do not fall into these groups.

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