TRiO (Educational Opportunity Centers)

The Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) program provides counseling and information on college admission and financial aid to qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of post-secondary education. An important objective of EOC is to guide participants on financial aid options and to assist in the application process. The goal of EOC is to increase the number of adult participants who enroll in post-secondary education institutions.

Educational Opportunity Centers located throughout the country primarily serve displaced or underemployed workers from families with incomes under $33,075. These Centers help people to choose a college and a suitable financial aid program. There are 124 Educational Opportunity Centers in America serving 195,000 individuals. A study of EOC participants found that 57% of college-ready students were admitted to institutions of higher learning and 56% of EOC participants who had been college dropouts had re-enrolled.


O Iracheta
Omar Iracheta
Project Director

3101 Bob Rogers Drive
Eagle Pass, TX 78852
(830) 758-4129 (office)
(830) 275-2342 (cell) 
M Boyles
Dewayne Boyles
Education Specialist

2401 Garner Field Road
Uvalde, TX 78801
(830) 591-7349 (office)
(830) 279-1775 (cell) 
G Ruiz
Gabriela Ruiz
Outreach Specialist

3101 Bob Rogers Drive
Eagle Pass, TX 78852
(830) 758-4170 (office) 
D Rocha
Daniela M. Rocha
Education Specialist

207 Wildcat Drive
Del Rio, TX 78840
(830) 703-1506 (office) 

Mission and Vision


Achieve college access and success for low-income students, first-generation students, and students with disabilities.


Every young person and adult has an equal opportunity to prepare for, attend, and graduate from college. Graduation from any category of postsecondary institution is achievable and not limited by economic status, family background, or disability.

Services Provided

  1. Academic Guidance
  2. College admission application assistance to any college in the US
  3. Entrance exam guidance
  4. FAFSA & Scholarship application assistance to any college
  5. GED & ESL referrals and college bridging
  6. Transfer assistance
  7. Workshops

Required Documentation

Required for service:

  • State ID/DL
  • Green Card if not a US citizen
  • Social Security card
  • Income tax return forms from the previous year (signed) or any other source of income
  • Parents’ information if under 24 years old and single with no dependents. A parent's signature will be needed.
  • Valid e-mail & phone number

Service Areas

Service Areas
Asherton Dilley Nueces Canyon
Brackettville D'Hanis Pearsall
Carrizo Springs Eagle Pass Rocksprings
Comstock Hondo Sabinal
Cotulla Knippa Utopia
Crystal City La Pryor Uvalde
Del Rio Leakey  
Devine Natalia