TRIO Education Opportunity Center (TRIO-EOC) is a federally funded college access program awarded to National Louis University to provide educational services to more than 1000 individuals a year on the South-Westside of Chicago. True to its mission, National Louis University provides access to quality higher education that nurtures opportunity for students through innovative teaching, scholarship, community engagement, and service excellence.
TRIO-EOC is not a recruitment initiative for the University, it is an effort to provide services in the community that align with our values of access, excellence, and innovation. In collaboration with community based organizations we are working to increase postsecondary enrollments and completion in the state of Illinois.
Who may participate?
TRIO-EOC assistance is free and available to U.S. Citizens or permanent residents who:
- Express a desire to enroll in postsecondary educational program
- 18+ who are in need of completing a high school diploma or GED
- Reside in the following area codes: 60608, 60632, 60629, and 60623
- Have low to moderate house hold income or have parents who did not graduate from college or university with a four-year bachelor’s degree.