The purpose of Educational Access Programs (EAP) is to enhance the quality of the educational experience for First Generation and Limited Income students through programs, services, advocacy, and referral to appropriate resources.

EAP is actively involved in the enrollment development functions of the University with respect to the recruitment and retention of students.

Educational Access Programs promotes student development by: 

  • Encouraging positive and realistic self-appraisal, intellectual development, clarification of values, appropriate personal choices, the understanding of a balanced approach to wellness, the ability to relate meaningfully with others, the capacity to work independently and interdependently
  • Assisting students in overcoming specific personal, physical, or educational problems or skill deficiencies
  • Identifying environmental conditions that may negatively influence student welfare and proposing interventions that may neutralize such conditions

EAP Awards

Educational Access Programs has a variety of awards to meet your needs.

Mentor Program

The purpose of the Mentor Program is to provide students with an opportunity to maintain high academic standing and acquire professional skills while building a relationship for support of professional and academic growth.

Student Information

Contact Student Information EAP Form

Student Application

If you are a new student interested in joining the Educational Access Program or a current student who uses the EAP, please complete this application.

Active College Access Partners

Organizations and Associations

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri
  • College Bound St. Louis
  • MOHELA/Missouri Scholarship and Loan Foundation
  • Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis
  • St. Louis Community Foundation
  • UNCF, Inc.
  • Wyman Center

Active College Access Partners

Charter School Systems

  • KIPP St. Louis
  • KIPP Delta
  • TRIO Programs
Educational Access Programs
University Center 202
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 1850
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701