Educational Opportunity Center

The Georgia State University Educational Opportunity Center provides information regarding financial aid and academic assistance for adults who want to pursue postsecondary education. The center assists individuals in applying for admission to institutions that offer programs of postsecondary education, including preparing necessary applications for use by admissions and financial aid officers.

You Are Eligible If:

  • You are 19 years or older
  • You are a United States citizen, a permanent resident and/or an eligible non-citizen
  • You are under 19 years and cannot be served by Educational Talent Search
Financial Aid
The Educational Opportunity Center provides information regarding financial aid for individuals who want to pursue a postsecondary education. Periodic workshops are provided as needed to submit and federal and state applications for aid. Assist clients locating financial aid resource (grants, scholarships, and loans) and assistance in completing financial aid applications.Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Online
FAFSA online is an internet based submission form designed by the U.S. Department of Education for use in applying for federal financial aid. Information is transmitted directly to the Department of Education via the internet. Call the Educational Opportunity Center at 404-413-1712 for an appointment.

Georgia Career Information Systems (GCIS)
In addition to career assessments and planning, GCIS has an extensive database that provides financial opportunities by gender, major, ethnic background, disability, social organization, etc. These grants and scholarships are compiled from schools and organizations locally and nationwide.

Academic and Career Assessments
Academic and career assessment to help clients become aware of their abilities and to help clarify their goals.

Postsecondary Enrollment
Assist clients in selection of postsecondary education; help with filling out admissions applications.

Defaulted Loans Management
Advice on how to resolve a defaulted loan and referral to the appropriate government agency.

Financial Literacy
Basic education and resources for funding your education, credit management, and budgeting.

Computer Based Training
Computer assisted tutorials for Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint.

Standardized Test Preparation
Online tutorials and assessments for the Computer-Adaptive Placement Assessment & Support System (COMPASS) placement assessment and General Educational Development (GED) exam.

Individual and Group Counseling
Individual and group counseling on academic, financial, and career concerns.

Referrals to other agencies to ensure clients' service needs are met.