Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Educational Opportunity Center

EOC Eligibility for Services

Participants typically are identified through referrals, outreach, mass mailings, mass media, and public service announcements.

You are eligible to participate in the TRiO-Educational Opportunity Center if you are:

  1. A citizen or national of the United States, or a permanent resident of the United States*
  2. A resident of Wayne, Oakland or Macomb Counties*
  3. 19 years of age and older.* Also eligible are 17-18 year old high school seniors and those 18 years of age who currently participating in alternative educational programs or have graduated or dropped out of Detroit Public Schools. *
  4. A person whose parents did not graduate from a four-year college or university
  5. Considered low-income according to federal guidelines
  6. Are in need of one or more of the services provided by the center in order to pursue a program of postsecondary education
  7. Are a veteran (veterans are eligible to receive all services regardless of living location.)

*necessary to receive services