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MSU CEOC programs receive federal grant renewal funding

Morehead State University’s Commonwealth Educational Opportunity Center (CEOC) programs have received funding from the U.S. Department of Education to continue their mission through 2027 in its southeast grant and through 2029 in its northeast grant.  

The primary goal of the CEOC is to increase the number of adult participants who enroll in postsecondary education institutions. The program provides services to counsel participants on financial aid options, basic financial planning skills, improving financial and economic literacy, providing information on college admissions, and assisting in the application process to qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education.  

The grants will serve a minimum of 2,505 participants each year of the five-year grant cycle over a 36-county region. The southeast grant will help a minimum of 1,000 participants from Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Leslie, Letcher, Perry, Pulaski and Whitley counties. The northeast grant will serve a minimum of 1,505 participants from Bath, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Lawrence, Lee, Lewis, Magoffin, Martin, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Owsley, Pike, Powell, Rowan and Wolfe counties.  

“During our 30-years of existence, we have provided services to over 69,000 eastern Kentucky residents within our target area who need and are seeking to enter postsecondary education, and we look forward to continuing to provide these valuable resources to the residents of Eastern Kentucky in the future,” said CEOC Project Director Tom Rowland.   

To learn more about the CEOC programs at MSU, visit, email Rowland at or call 606-783-2385.