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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


 Parent or Guardian Form 

Anyone under the age of 18 will need their parent\guardian to complete the above form.  If you are unable to complete this form for any reason, contact the CARES staff and we will assist you.

Referral Form

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