Educational Opportunity Center

Access to education looks different for everyone. Through professional development, advocacy and expertise, the Education Opportunity Center at MDC provides tools and resources for first generation college individuals and potential students to carve a path out of poverty. Call 253-572-5960 for more information.

Overcome the barriers to education

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is a TRiO-funded program that provides free educational support to individuals in the following areas: attaining a GED, educational planning, career advising and exploration, assistance with financial aid forms and college applications, and student loan default advocacy.

Literacy, FAFSA and WAFSA


GED Support



Navigating Student Loans & Scholarships

Upcoming Events

Information Sessions

Join an Information Session to learn more about the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) programs and services.

Education and Employment Workshops

Learn more about upcoming Educational Opportunity Center workshops

The Education Opportunity Center staff are currently offering virtual services. Schedule an appointment and request an interview by phone, email, or video chat with an advisor today.

Our Locations

MDC Learning Center
721 S. Fawcett Ave., Room 203
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 320-1901

Tacoma Community House / REACH Center
1314 S. L Street,
Tacoma, WA 98405

(253) 686-5278

Bates Technical College
1101 South Yakima Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 318-4945

Clover Park Technical College
4500 Steilacoom Blvd., SW, Bldg. 17
Tacoma, WA 98466
(253) 677-8790

Pierce College
Fort. Steilacoom Campus
9401 Farwest Dr., SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
(253) 964-6228 or (253) 722-3429

Pierce College
Puyallup Campus
1601 39th Ave., SE
Puyallup, WA 98374
(253) 964-6228 or (253) 722-3429 (Ft. Steilacoom and Puyallup Campus)

Tacoma Community College
6501 S. 19th St., Bldg. 7
Tacoma, WA 98466

(253) 306-1033

The Evergreen State College
Tacoma Campus
1210 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 318-7582


Bates South Campus

2201 S 78th St Rm. E201,
Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 680-7000

Contact US

For an appointment with one of our advisers, use the contact form.

Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Closed Weekends and Holidays