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Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)

What is EOC?

Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is a free educational outreach program that helps eligible individuals pursue their college and career goals. Our mission is to provide information, advisement, and support in the areas of high school equivalency, post-secondary education, trades apprenticeships/certifications, and financial aid.

Our goal is to increase the number of under-represented populations enrolling into higher education, especially low-income and/or first-generation students. We also seek to serve veterans or veteran-dependents, tribal-affiliated individuals, disconnected youth, individuals with disabilities, and justice-involved individuals.

We work with groups and individuals and can provide services in-person and remotely via phone, email, or video-conferencing. We also welcome partnerships with groups and organizations residing in our target area who wish to inform/offer these services to their members. Please call, text, or email us via the contact information below regarding any inquiries and/or to begin receiving services.

EOC Services

We help you:

  • Apply to the college/university of your choice
  • Complete your High School Equivalency credential (HSE)
  • Re-enroll in college
  • Apply to an industry-approved trades apprenticeship program
  • Assist with the transition into higher education
  • Complete and submit the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Search and apply for supplemental scholarships
  • Locate additional educational resources
  • Find and access additional support services and community resources
  • Provide workshops to your group/organization on Financial Literacy, College Admissions, and Financial Aid

Eligibility Criteria**

  • Age - 18 or older
  • Residency - You are a citizen or national of the U.S or permanent resident
  • Live within our Target Area - 11 counties (see graphic)
  • Meet one or both of the following:
    • low-income OR
    • First-generation (neither of your parents have a four-year bachelor’s degree)

**Resources may still be available if you do not meet this criteria

Get Started Today! Choose any of the following:

More information:
Donna Jaramillo, Director of EOC

(505) 695-4026

Target Area:

Northern offers over 50 bachelor's, associate and certificate programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math); Nursing and Health Sciences; Liberal Arts and Humanities; Arts, Film & Media; Business Administration; Teacher Education and Technical Trades.
Northern New Mexico College is the most affordable 4-year college in the Southwestern US. Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, and our experienced faculty. We provide students with unique opportunities for academic, personal, and professional growth, small class sizes, personalized attention, and strong hands-on experiences from day one.
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.