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Important Update:

The physical campus remains closed through May 31 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many services remain available virtually. For more information, visit the university's COVID-19 website.

UCO CARES is an acronym for UCO Center for Academic Support, Resource Development, Economic Stability and Student Success. 

UCO CARES is a federal TRIO Educational Opportunity Center program funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The mission of the program is to provide free post-secondary planning assistance to adult learners who may be potential first-generation students and/or have financial need by providing services which include financial literacy, career exploration, testing support, tutoring and assistance in applying for financial aid.

Program Services 

  • Assistance with Applying for Financial Aid
  • College Transition & Admission Assistance
  • High School Equivalency/GED Test Prep
  • Academic Advisement
  • Career Exploration

UCO CARES Application

Parent or Guardian Form

Anyone under the age of 18 will need their parent/guardian to complete the Parent or Guardian form.  If you are unable to complete this form for any reason, contact the CARES staff for assistance.

Referral Form

Monday- Friday 
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
UCO Chambers Library