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University of Northern Iowa (Educational Opportunity Center)

  • Nickole Dillard
  • Senior Educational Counselor
  • 319-433-1220

Program Description

The goal of the Educational Opportunity Center program is to provide counseling to promote post-secondary education in communities with large populations of low-income, first-generation adults who are often unaware of educational and career opportunities.

Educational counselors assist eligible adults with selecting a post-secondary institution or training program suited to their interests. Counselors also assist clients with the completion of admissions and financial aid applications, scholarship searches, and defaulted student loans. The EOC program provides academic advising and workshops on topics such as: study skills, scholarships, financial aid, financial literacy and career exploration.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • University of Northern Iowa