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The EOC offers free one-on-one advising and guides you through the process of applying to and paying for college. 

 The North Shore Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is one of seven MassEdCO's regional opportunity centers. 


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At the EOC we can help you:

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

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

MassEdCo's EOC centers are located in:

  • Greater Springfield Area
  • Greater Boston
  • Central Massachusetts
  • South Coastal and Cape Cod
  • Pittsfield
  • Berkshire Area

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.


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