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.
Get help while you apply to school
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
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.
Assist clients in selection of college 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.
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.
PROSPECTIVE PARTICIPANTS FAQS
How do I apply?
Do I have to attend Georgia State University?
What are the eligibility requirements?
- a U.S. Citizen; Permanent Resident; or Is in the United States for other than a temporary purpose and provides evidence from the Immigration and Naturalization Service of his or her intent to become a permanent resident
- at least 19 years of age OR is less than 19 years of age, and the individual cannot be appropriately served by a Talent Search project, AND have a desire to go to college.
- Expresses a desire to enroll, or is enrolled, in a program of postsecondary education, and requests information or assistance in applying for admission to, or financial aid for, such a program.
- A veteran, regardless of age, if he or she satisfies the eligibility requirements as outlined in letters A and C.
Why do you require sensitive personal information in the application?
Your Income Information
- Our program is designed to assist people who are under-resourced and as a requirement we must report what percentage of our clients are considered low-income.
Parents Education Background
- Our program is designed to help individuals who are under-resourced which includes those who have parents who have not completed college. Providing us this information is used to report how well we are doing reaching our target population.
Your social security number and date of birth
This information serves several purposes:
- You will need it for all upcoming applications for financial aid and admissions
- It allows our team of specialists to confirm your enrollment and completion of financial aid
- It allows our team of specialists to report the ages of our participants to demonstrate we are serving adults.
- It helps our team of specialists to give you information specific to your academic needs.
What if I do not have a computer at home to complete the application?
Please send an email to [email protected] requesting a pdf application. One will be emailed to you.
How will we conduct the initial and follow-up meetings?
All contacts will be conducted either via phone, video conferencing and/or email.
How can you help me?
- Public information campaigns designed to inform the community about opportunities for postsecondary education and training.
- Academic advice and assistance in course selection.
- Assistance in completing college admission and financial aid applications.
- Assistance in preparing for college entrance examinations.
- Education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of participants.
- Guidance on secondary school reentry or entry to a General Educational Development (GED) program or other alternative education program for secondary school dropouts.
- Individualized personal, career, and academic counseling.
- Career workshops and counseling.
What types of schools can you help me get into?
Out of State Schools
Continuing Education Programs