The TRIO Educational Opportunity Center is a free, U.S. Department of Education program aimed at connecting people to educational opportunities including high school/GED completion and college education/training. 
After completing this form, an EOC Educational Coordinator will reach out to you regarding your educational goals and next steps! Para la aplicación en español, haga clic aquí.

First Name *
Last Name *
I heard about the EOC via: *
Address, CITY, STATE, ZIP *
Email *
County *
Phone *
Ethnicity/Race *
Gender at Birth *
Date of Birth *
Age *
Citizenship *
Are you currently in other TRIO Programs? *
Does either your Mother or Father have a Bachelors Degree? *
Connected to the military? *
Household Size *
Family Income *
Marital Status *
Independent Status (select if applies) *
Current Educational Status *
How can the EOC help you? (enrolling in a GED/HiSET program, FAFSA, financial aid, college applications, etc.) *

I hereby consent to the release of my post-secondary information to the EOC program at Lake Michigan College, effective for the time that I am an active EOC participant receiving services.

I affirm that my reported income level listed in the Eligibility/Income section of the application is accurate.

I understand that the Educational Opportunity Center is a federally funded program. This application is subject to review by Federal authorities. I will be held responsible for the certifications made by my signature. 

I affirm all information provided on this application is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge

Signature: *
Please select a signature verification type.
Social Security Number: *

Definitions (as determined by the U.S. Department of Education)

Hispanic/Latino: A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish Culture or origin, regardless to race.
American Indian or Alaska Native: A person having origins in any of the original people of North and South American (including Central America ) and who maintains a tribal affiliation or community attachment.
Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asian, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Black or African-American: A person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: A person having any origin in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or Pacific Islands.
White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

The Educational Opportunity Center is fully funded by a $391,147 US Department of Education grant.