TRIO Programs: Student Support Services, Educational Opportunity Center, & Talent Search

Student Support Services

Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded grant program designed to provide opportunities for academic development, assistance with basic college requirements, and to motivate first-generation college students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. Students entering the program have a variety of needs encompassing economic, academic, and cultural diversity.

Student Support Services provides academic advising, tutoring, study skills workshops, financial literacy, and transfer information and assistance to first-generation college students who qualify for services.

All services are provided at no charge to students who meet the criteria set forth by the Department of Education.

Phone: 903-823-3349 or 903-823-3253


  • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Education Opportunity Center

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is a federally funded program designed to provide counseling and information on college admissions to qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education. The major objective of the Educational Opportunity Center is to increase the number of adult participants who enroll in postsecondary education institutions.

EOC Services include:

                Admissions Application Assistance

                Academic and Career Counseling

                Financial and Economic Literacy Planning/Workshops

                Financial Aid Application Assistance

                College Success and College Transfer Planning/Workshops

Services provided are at no charge to program participants who qualify and meet the criteria set forth by the Department of Education.

Phone: 903-823-3012

Location: Carl M. Nelson Administration Building in the Office of Enrollment Services


Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Texarkana College is a sponsoring institution for the Educational Talent Search Program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The Talent Search Program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education.

The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on and complete their post-secondary education. The program publicizes the availability of financial aid and assists participants with the post-secondary application process.

Talent Search also encourages persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary or post-secondary level to enter or re-enter and complete post-secondary education. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds to complete high school and post-secondary education.