EOC staff helping a studentThe Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and sponsored by Montana State University - Northern. It is one of nearly 80 EOC programs throughout the United States. All EOC programs help adults who wish to further their education. The EOC advisor/coordinator can provide academic, vocational, career, and financial aid information to you about going back to school.

The Educational Opportunity Center can provide:

  • Help with the admissions process and financial aid forms
  • Information on grants, student loans, and scholarships
  • Career exploration and interest inventory services
  • Information on all two-year and four-year colleges
  • Academic advising to prepare for college
  • Help knowing what to expect from college
  • Referral to support systems in college
  • Information in getting a GED
  • Use top-quality scholarship resources
  • Apply for federal financial aid on the Internet

Our EOC advisor/coordinator can be your financial aid/admissions advocate. Call the EOC Office at 406.771.4326 or stop by student services to see what we can do for you!


Contact Information:

Admissions & Records

2100 16th Ave South
Great Falls, MT 59405

Tel: 406-268-3700
Fax: 406-771-2267
Toll Free: 800-446-2698
admissions@gfcmsu.edu


Director of Admissions & New Student Services

Joe Simonsen
joe.simonsen@gfcmsu.edu


Enrollment Specialist

Laramie Smovir
laramie.smovir@gfcmsu.edu


Administrative Associate II

Beryl Bonahoom
beryl.bonahoom@gfcmsu.edu


Admissions Evaluator ll

Andrea Fossen
andrea.fossen@gfcmsu.edu

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