What is EOPS?
EOPS stands for Extended Opportunity Program and Services. The program's main focus is to support our students' academic aspirations through equitable approaches. EOPS provides an atmosphere of positive encouragement, timely information, and financial assistance so our students are empowered for success.
EOPS provides a network of support and resources:
- Academic, career and personal counseling
- Priority Registration
- Financial grants
- Textbook assistance
- Group workshops
- Educational planning
- Tutoring services
- Peer mentoring
- Academic progress reviews
- School supplies
- Computer lab and printing privileges
- Assistance with applications, admission, registration, financial aid, and other college procedures
- Transfer assistance and information
- University application fee waivers
CARE provides additional benefits to EOPS students who are single parents and either the parent or their child(ren) receive cash aid assistance from the county:
If you're single parent in EOPS, you can join our CARE program which provides all the EOPS benefits plus the following:
- Potential to receive additional financial support
- Transportation assistance
- And other support as funding is available
How do I apply and qualify?
In order to participate in EOPS and CARE, you must meet program eligibility criteria including:
- Meet income guidelines (verified through income information submitted through FAFSA or Dream Act Application)
- Enrolled in at least 12 units (DSPS student may be enrolled in less)
- Meet educational qualifiers such as being a first-generation college student, former foster youth, or placing in certain Math/English levels
For more information, please contact your campus EOPS/CARE office.