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TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) is one of eight 100% federally funded TRIO programs under the U.S. Department of Education. Our program is administered by the Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) at the University of Kansas, where the EOC provides assistance with the college or other postsecondary admissions process to low-income and potential first-generation college students. 

Services include counseling and assisting participants:

  • Exploring career options
  • Selecting a school
  • Completing college admissions applications
  • Applying for financial aid and scholarships

High school seniors, first time college enrollees and adults returning to an educational program after a break are encouraged to apply. We are here to help you complete a post-secondary educational program of your choice (i.e., vocational, technical, community college, or university).

We serve 5 Counties! Please contact the office in your location now.

Douglas County - whipper@ku.edu

Franklin County - trio-eoc-lvfr@ku.edu

Leavenworth County - trio-eoc-lvfr@ku.edu

Shawnee County - whipper@ku.edu

Wyandotte County - kmorgan1@ku.edu

Mission Statement

The Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) supports a wide spectrum of learners by providing educational information, counseling, academic instruction, tutoring, and assistance in applying for financial aid. CEOP also provides supportive encouragement to both students and their families. Whereas student financial aid programs help students overcome financial barriers to higher education, CEOP projects help students overcome academic, economic, social, and cultural barriers to higher education. Our programs serve students at the University of Kansas and youth, adults, and veterans in the Lawrence, Topeka, and Kansas City areas. 

About TRIO

In 1964, the original three TRIO programs were started. The program has expanded to eight programs and continues to be called TRIO.

The Federal TRIO Programs are outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities. These programs assist participants in passing through the academic pipeline, from middle school to post baccalaureate programs.

Visit the CEOP website or one of these program sites to learn more about the TRIO programs administered by the University of Kansas.

Get on the path
to a better life.

Our purpose is to guide and support all individuals interested in pursuing post-secondary education, specializing in low-income and potential first-generation college students.
Contact us today to get started.


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