Educational Opportunity Center
The Georgia State University Educational Opportunity Center provides information regarding financial aid and academic assistance for adults who want to pursue post-secondary education. The Center assists individuals in applying for admission to institutions that offer programs of post-secondary education, including preparing necessary applications for use by admissions and financial aid officers.
The Educational Opportunity Center provides the following services:
- Academic and Career Assessments (COPS)
- Help selecting and enrolling in colleges, universities and state technical/vocational schools.
- Assistance finding and filing for financial aid including FAFSA on -the-web
- Help with Defaulted Student Loans
- Referral to appropriate GED, SAT, GMAT, GRE & TOEFL
- Free Basic Computer Classes & Computer Based Training in Microsoft 2002: WORD, ACCESS, EXCEL, & POWERPOINT
- Classes are held by appointment
- Individual and group counseling sessions
- Referrals to other agencies when needed
- COMPASS Test Prep
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
You Are Eligible If You Are:
- 19 years of age or older
- You are a United States citizen, a permanent resident and/or an eligible non-citizen
The Educational Opportunity Center provides information regarding financial aid for individuals who want to pursue a post-secondary education.
FAFSA Online is an internet based submission form designed by the U.S. Department of Education for use in applying for federal financial aid. Applicants type in their information and the data is transmitted directly to the Department of Education via the internet. All the applicant needs to do is mail in the signature sheet that prints out after the transmission and wait for a response. Through the regular process of filling out the paper FAFSA form, the applicant would receive an SAR (student aid report) in the mail in approximately 6 to 8 weeks after the application is received by the Department of Education. Using FAFSA Online, the computerized version of the application, applicants should receive an SAR in approximately 2 to 4 weeks. Call the Educational Opportunity Center at (404) 413-1712 for an appointment.
GCIS (Georgia Career Information Systems)
In addition to career assessments, 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 & organizations locally and nationwide.
Georgia Career Information/Grant Site(GCIS)
(additional info from paper)
Student Finance Commission> "Mapping Your Future"