EOC Eligibility

A. An individual is eligible to participate in the EOC program if the individual lives in Clark County and meets all three of the following requirements:

  • 1. Is a citizen or national of the United States (U.S.); or
    Is a permanent resident of the U. S.; or is in the U.S. for other than a temporary purpose and provides evidence from the Immigration and Naturalization Service of his/her intent to become a permanent resident;
  • 2. Is at least 19 years of age or older; or is less than 19 years of age, and is not appropriately served by a TRiO Talent Search program;
  • 3. 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

B. A Veteran, regardless of age, is eligible to participant if he or she satisfies the eligibility requirements of 1, 2, & 3 above.

Other Eligibility requirement:

  • The program determines the eligibility of each participant in the program at the time the individual is selected to participant.
  • The program determines the status of low-income and potential first-generation college student.

Low-income means: an individual whose family’s taxable income did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level which is established by the Bureau of Census of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Potential first-generation means: An individual neither of whose parents received a 4- year degree; or

An individual who regularly resided with and received support from only one person, and whose supporting parent did not receive a 4-year degree