COVID-19 Notice

The EOC is taking preventative measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our main office is closed, but the EOC is still “open” and able to help you via phone or online. 

North Shore Educational Opportunity Center  

The North Shore Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) helps students gain access to higher education.

Applying to college can seem overwhelming. We offer free one-on-one advising and guide you through the process. At the EOC we help you:

  • Understand the college application process and help you fill out an application
  • Understand the financial aid process and how to complete the FAFSA
  • Decide what to study in college
  • Choose an academic program that matches your career interests
  • Transfer to another college, and much more!

EOC services are provided in both English and Spanish.  We also offer interpretation services in almost all languages.

The (EOC) is a TRIO program funded by the United States Department of Education, administered by Massachusetts Education & Career Opportunities, Inc. and sponsored by North Shore Community College. Eligible participants are low income and first-generation prospective and returning students.

The North Shore EOC is an affiliate of MassEdCo with EOC sites located in:


Greater Springfield Area 

Greater Boston

Central Massachusetts

South Coastal and Cape Cod

Pittsfield and 

Berkshire Area


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