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.

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

Employment Readiness Workshop Series

Every Wednesday starting at 3 p.m.
Learn about how to find careers, job searching strategies, how to build the perfect resume and nail your job interview.

Financial Literacy Workshop Series

Every Wednesday starting at 3 p.m.
Learn how to navigate student loan debt, how credit affects you, how create a budget and stick to it and decide on the right career path.

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


University of Washington
Tacoma Campus
1900 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 318-7582

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