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Educational Opportunity Center


TRIO EOC is a federally funded grant program sponsored by Colorado State University-Pueblo that assists adults and high school seniors in gaining access to higher education. The program focuses on first-generation college students and individuals from low-income families, although there is room to serve students that don't fall under these specifications. EOC does not recruit for any college and provides assistance regardless of where you would like to attend.


TRIO EOC Can Assist You With:

  • Answering questions about college
  • Identifying colleges that meet your needs
  • Applying for financial aid
  • Completing college applications
  • Finding scholarships
  • Transferring from a two-year to four-year college
  • Obtaining college application fee waivers
  • Acquiring student loan default rehabilitation
  • Enrolling in a GED program

All services are free!

(Note: In order to receive services from the TRIO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) you must complete a program application and be accepted into the program).

Eligibility Requirements


  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Does not have a Bachelor's Degree
  • Reside or plan to attend college in TRIO EOC’s service area

Priority Given To:

  • First-Generation College Students (individuals whose parents or parent did not receive a bachelors degree)
  • Low-income Individuals

(Note: EOC serves a limited number of individuals who are not first-generation college students or low-income.)

Please contact TRIO EOC if you have any questions about eligibility.

How To Apply

1. Determine whether you meet the program's eligibility requirements.

2. Complete the program application.

3. Submit your program application by:

  • Clicking the submit button at the end of the application to email the completed application directly to TRIO EOC
  • Printing a copy and bringing it to the EOC office in LARC 365 at CSU-Pueblo
  • Mailing it to the EOC office at:
                                               CSU-Pueblo TRIO EOC
                                               2200 Bonforte Blvd
                                               Pueblo, CO 81001
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