Educational Opportunity Center

Educational Opportunity Center

The Georgia State University Educational Opportunity Center provides information regarding financial aid and academic assistance for adults who want to pursue post-secondary education. The center assists individuals in applying for admission to institutions that offer programs of post-secondary education, including preparing necessary applications for use by admissions and financial aid officers.

The Educational Opportunity Center provides the following services:

  • Academic and career assessments (COPS)
  • Help selecting and enrolling in colleges, universities and state technical/vocational schools
  • Assistance finding and applying for financial aid including FAFSA on-the-web
  • Advisement on how to resolve defaulted student loans
  • Referral to appropriate GED preparation classes
  • Free basic computer tutorials & computer based training in Microsoft : Word, Access, Excel, & Powerpoint
  • Tutorials and services provided by appointment only
  • Individual and group counseling sessions
  • Referrals to other agencies when needed
  • COMPASS and GED test preparation

You Are Eligible If You Are:

  • 19 years of age or older
  • You are a United States citizen, a permanent resident and/or an eligible non-citizen
  • Participants under 19, who cannot be served by Educational Talent Search
Financial Aid
The Educational Opportunity Center provides information regarding financial aid for individuals who want to pursue a post-secondary education. Periodic workshops are provided as needed to submit and federal and state applications for aid.

FAFSA Online
FAFSA online is an internet based submission form designed by the U.S. Department of Education for use in applying for federal financial aid. Information is transmitted directly to the Department of Education via the internet. Call the Educational Opportunity Center at 404-413-1712 for an appointment.

GCIS (Georgia Career Information Systems)
In addition to career assessments and planning, GCIS has an extensive database that provides financial opportunities by gender, major, ethnic background, disability, social organization, etc. These grants and scholarships are compiled from schools & organizations locally and nationwide.

Academic/Career Assessments
Academic/career assessment to help clients become aware of their abilities and to help clarify their goals.

Post-secondary enrollment
Assist clients in selection of post-secondary education; help with filling out admissions applications.

Financial aid assistance
Assist clients locating financial aid resource (grants, scholarships & loans) and assistance in completing financial aid applications.

Defaulted loans management
Advice on how to resolve a defaulted loan and referral to the appropriate government agency.

Financial Literacy
Basic education and resources for funding your education, credit management and budgeting.

Computer based training
Computer assisted tutorials for Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Access, Word & PowerPoint.

Standardized Test Preparation
On-line tutorials and assessments for the COMPASS placement assessment and GED exam.

Individual/group counseling
Individual and group counseling on academic, financial and career concerns.

Referrals
Referrals to other agencies to ensure clients’ service needs are met.