TRiO Educational Opportunity Center or TRiO EOC

General Information
Description of AgencyThe TRiO EOC is legislatively authorized under a concept called TRIO, which evolved to support the Equal Opportunity Act of 1964 and the Higher Education Financial Aid legislation of 1963. A separate Higher Education Act was passed in 1965 that specifically identified Educational Opportunity Centers to encourage individuals to receive assistance in making decisions and completing paperwork for post secondary education. In recent years EOC's have become places for general educational advising for adults with an objective of getting more adults to secure high school diplomas or high school equivalency (GED).
MissionOur mission is to provide FREE assistance and information about higher educational opportunities and financial aid availability to adults and high school students in the community, who are low-income and/or first generation college students (neither parent has earned a Bachelor's degree).
HistoryThe TRiO EOC is a federally funded program, an award for which was first granted in 1985 to the University of Southern Colorado then, now Colorado State University-Pueblo as grant sponsor.
LocationPueblo County
Geographic AreaSouthern Colorado
Intake ProcedureComplete the Eligibility and Enrollment Form and Participant Assessment Form.
Funded ByFederal, US Dept of Education
AffiliationsColorado State University-Pueblo
Client Information
Intended ParticipantsAdults and high school students who are low-income and/or first-generation (neither parent has a Bachelors Degree) college bound students.
Hours of Operation8:00 am-5:00 pm
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1CSU Pueblo
Physical Site City, State, ZipPueblo, Colorado 81001
Mailing Address 12200 Bonforte Blvd. LARC 365
Mailing City, State, ZipPueblo, Colorado 81001
Main Phone(719) 549-2457
Fax(719) 549-2777
Director Information
Director's NameMichael Manos
Director's PositionExecutive Director of the College Opportunity Programs/TRiO
Director's Phone(719) 549-2575
Additional Information
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: TRiO Educational Opportunity Center or TRiO EOC
Affiliated Programs: Trio Educational Opportunity Center
Affiliated Services: Education Support - TRiO Educational Opportunity Center or TRiO EOC