Educational Opportunity Center

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Post-Secondary Schools

The University Center of Southern Oklahoma
Located in Ardmore, OK, the University Center of Southern Oklahoma delivers classes from East Central University (Ada), Murray State College (Tishomingo), Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Durant), and Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City. Freshman through graduate classes are taught and students can earn an associate, bachelor, or masters degree through one of the participating institutions.

East Central University
If you’re interested in a BS degree in nursing or legal studies, check out ECU – home of the Tigers in Ada, Oklahoma.

Eastern’s Higher Ed Center
The Higher Education Center located in McAlester, OK. The campus offers courses from Eastern Oklahoma State CollegeEast Central University,Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and other Oklahoma schools.

SE McCurtain Co. Higher Ed Campus
The Higher Education Center located in Idabel, Oklahoma is served by Carl Albert State CollegeEastern Oklahoma State College, and Southeastern Oklahoma State University. It is an excellent commuter college for southeastern Oklahoma students.

Grayson County College
Looking for a smaller college or interested in an associates degree? Remember to consider Grayson located in Denison, Texas. Well known for their nursing program, Grayson offers a wide range of study areas.

Southeastern Oklahoma State University
The “campus of a thousand Magnolias” is located in Durant, Oklahoma, just 15 miles from Lake Texoma. Interested in a degree in Education or Aviation? Check it out!

Kiamichi Technology Center
With branch campuses in Atoka, Durant, Hugo, Idabel, McAlester, and other counties served by EOC this is a great place to get a nursing certificate in just 1 year.

Murray State College
With a wide range of associate degrees available, you can study anything from agriculture, to health related fields to technology while making the transition from high school to college.

Paris Junior College
Choctaw County students preferring to commute may consider PJC as the place to go.


FAFSA on the Web – Want to apply for a Pell grant? Apply for federal grants and loans on the web. You do not need to have a pin number to do so.

Free Scholarship Search – Why pay for a scholarship search when they are available free on the internet at

Loan Default – Want to go back to school but defaulted on a student loan? Click here to find out more information about rehabilitating your loan and going back to school.

Physicians Manpower Training Commission – Want to be a nurse? This is a financial aid opportunity for those who want to be in the medical profession and agree to stay in the state of Oklahoma after completing their training.

Occupational Outlook Handbook – Want to know more about a career including salary information and training required? From A to Z, all occupations are here.

Teaching Service Cancellation and Loan Deferment Options – Are you a teacher working in a low-income or shortage area subject matter? It may be possible to cancel or defer your federal student loan.

Loan Servicers – Who owns my student loan?  Click here for a list of student loan services and contact information.

Choctaw Nation Assistance Programs – Have a CDIB card? If so, check out the Choctaw financial aid opportunities.

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services – Have a documented disability? Click here for support and assistance opportunities when returning to school.


Loan Cancellation and Discharge – Become totally and permanently disabled and can’t pay your federal student loans? Click here for forms to discharge your federal student loan including school closing and forged signatures.

Southeastern Oklahoma State University Forms – Thinking of attending Southeastern? Scholarship forms and admissions applications, it’s all here.