The Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) are federally-funded TRiO programs designed to help adults who do not hold a bachelors degree with the college-going process. The services provided are free. You have to qualify for the program to receive the free services, but that's not difficult to do. Dr. Carol Bokan is the Assistant Director of the EOC program in Vermont hosted by the Vermont Student Assistance Program. You may contact Dr. Bokan for advice via email at