A local agency is targeting Mid-Missouri with a federal grant that provides free college support services for qualifying adults.
TRIO Education Opportunity Center provides information and help for adults who want to attend college or vocational school, according to a news release. The EOC offers free services, including helping prospective students enroll in college, learn study skills or budgeting, apply for financial aid, determine their career path or prepare for a high school equivalency test.
The EOC is available to U.S. citizens who are at least 19 years old who will be the first in their families to earn a college degree, according to the release.
The EOC is hosted by Columbia College and is the fourth location in Missouri. It is currently targeting eight counties, including Callaway, Cole and Moniteau, with free service presentations following receipt of a federal grant last year, according to the release.
The EOC is seeking to increase the number of adults who enroll in college, apprenticeships and job training programs. While the program does not fund participants' education, it can help them obtain financial aid to pursue their education.
Those wishing to make an appointment with the EOC can call 573-875-7586 or email [email protected]