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Eligibility & Application

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

  • A citizen or national of the United States, or a permanent resident of the United States
  • A resident of the following parishes:            

1.    Acadia
2.    Evangeline
3.    Iberia
4.    Lafayette
5.    St. Landry
6.    St. Martin
7.    Vermillion

  • 19 years of age and older.
  • A person whose parents did not graduate from a four-year college or university
  • Considered low-income according to federal guidelines
  • Are in need of one or more of the services provided by the center in order to pursue a program of postsecondary education

Program information is available in the EOC office, located in Conference Center, Rm. M171. We understand that you may have a busy schedule so you can also fill out an application and email it to us at or by fax at (337) 482-6833.  We look forward to hearing from you and are excited to help you reach your next educational milestone.

If you would like any additional information about the Educational Talent Search program, please visit the U.S. Department of Education's website.