Courtesy of KMIZ – By Chris Bryant, Lead Videographer

Navigating the college admission process can be an overwhelming task for high school seniors, not to mention nontraditional students. The TRIO Educational Opportunity Center at Columbia College is assisting future students with the financial aid process, student loan counseling academic planning, and even career planning.

Noah Cooley wants to study business in college and says the assistance he got from the center only helps him.

“I’m proving to myself that I’m better than what I’ve been shown, I definitely owe it to myself,” said Cooley.

Karen Hayes, a TRIO Center employee, said the staff is there to help those students.

“Looking at those who are low income and possibly the first person in the family to go to college,” said Hayes.


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