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 DeHoyos
Maria L. DeHoyos
Education Specialist

207 Wildcat Drive
Del Rio, TX 78840
(830) 703-1506 (office)
(830) 279-1778 (cell) 
M Boyles
Dewayne Boyles
Education Specialist

2401 Garner Field Road
Uvalde, TX 78801
(830) 591-7349 (office)
(830) 279-1775 (cell) 
L Gonzales
Deserray Gonzales
Outreach Specialist
2401 Garner Field Road
Uvalde, TX 78801
(830) 591-4175 (office)
(830) 275-2319 (cell) 

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

Academic Guidance

College Admission Application Assistance

Financial Aid Application Assistance

GED/Secondary School Guidance

Transfer Information


Required Documentation

First-time students must bring the following documentation in order to receive assistance through our Educational Opportunity Centers:

Official Personal Identification
Social Security Card
Proof of legal residency in the US (Green Card)
Income Tax Return Form (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ) or W-2's, 1099's, or any proof of financial support
Parents Information, date of birth, marital status, and date (students under 24 years of age and single)

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