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Rhode Island Educational Opportunity Center

As the college's response to COVID-19 evolves, all programs of the Office of Opportunity & Outreach, including the Educational Opportunity Center remain operational.

Staff have been instructed to work offsite but continue to support our students. To make a free, one-on-one appointment with EOC click here, email [email protected] or text us at 401.310.0730. We will respond. Any urgent program updates will be posted below.



Here is a list of our free, one-to-one confidential services

  • Pick the right college or training program for you
  • Complete Admissions applications and essays
  • Complete Financial Aid Forms – FAFSA
  • Identify and apply for scholarships
  • Career exploration
  • Academic counseling, course registration
  • Assistance with resolving student loan issues
  • Special activities to help transition to college life
  • GED and ESL referrals
  • Admission and Transfer fee waivers

We provide free services to qualified adults who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents without a four-year college degree. Our participants are primarily (but not restricted to):

  • First-generation to go to college
  • Age 19 or Older with limited incomes and/or
  • Veterans and Military-connected family members
  • Unaccompanied, Homeless or Foster Care Youth

Do I have to be accepted to CCRI to use RIEOC services?

RIEOC services are available no matter which college you may attend. While CCRI is an exceptional college, another college or program maybe a better fit. Our goal is to prepare you for your future.

Schedule an appointment or stop by our offices

All offices have easy access to public transportation, are fully accessible, and offer free parking.

Give us a call to schedule an appointment with an RIEOC counselor 401-455-6028.