DOUGLAS AND SHAWNEE COUNTIES
305 Joseph R. Pearson Hall
The University of Kansas
Phone: (785) 864-9668
(By appointment only)
Gateway Tower II, Suite 235
400 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: (913) 233-1124 (By appointment only)
Toll Free: (888) 320-4097
Kimberly Morgan, Assistant Director
Mission Statement: The Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) serve low income and first generation adults who need assistance with enrolling in a GED program and/or post secondary educational program of their choice (i.e., vocational, community college, university).
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday, and by appointment
- Educational Opportunity Centers counselors assist clients with the selection of a training program and help with enrollment in the appropriate college, vocational technical school or GED program.
- One-to-one counseling and educational workshops are provided. Services include career counseling/assessment, academic advising; information on educational programs and financial assistance; assistance in completing applications for admissions and financial aid; and, GED information and preparation.
Eligibility: The Educational Opportunity Centers serves people in Shawnee, Douglas and Wyandotte counties in Kansas. People accessing services must meet federal income guidelines, and/or have parents who have not graduated from a four-year college with a bachelor’s degree.
How to Apply: Call to schedule an appointment. Advisors are available to meet at various locations throughout Topeka.
Fees: All services are free of charge
Funding: U.S. Department of Education