Kilgore College’s TRIO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is a one-stop shop resource center that provides FREE services to high school graduates, college students needing financial aid assistance or adults planning to enroll in college or vocational school.
TRIO EOC assists clients in Gregg, Harrison, Rusk and Upshur counties with the processes necessary to gain access to post-secondary education.
Longview Office: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to Noon
Kilgore Office: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Applicants must be both first-generation and low-income plus meet one of the *student statuses listed below.
Applying as a “first-generation” for the EOC program means: Neither your natural nor adoptive parents received a degree from a 4 year college.
Low Income Eligibility:
The student falls within the 150% low-income guidelines (EOC staff can help determine this.)
Students who apply for Kilgore College TRIO EOC services must be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident under the following guidelines:
For more information about Kilgore College’s EOC Program please contact Rosa Hopkins at (903) 236-2026 or email her.
The TRIO EOC program began on Sept. 1, 2021 with funding for five years provided by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. Fiscal year funding for 2021-22 is $232,050.