Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)
What is EOPS?
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state-funded program that provides financial assistance and educational support services to eligible financially and educationally disadvantaged, non-traditional students.
EOPS includes intensive supportive services that enhance the potential for student retention, successful completion of academic and vocational programs, and transfer to other educational facilities. Some of the services offered include career planning, academic and transfer counseling, tutoring, peer support, and advising. In addition, EOPS provides students transportation assistance, a textbook loan program, student supplies (while supplies last), and grants ($).
Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)
What is CARE?
Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) is a state-funded program developed to provide educational opportunities for persons receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) benefits to provide support for their retention and academic success, to assist them in their academic or vocational objectives, and to assist them in breaking away from welfare rolls. The program provides academic, vocational, and personal counseling; financial assistance, assistance with books, childcare, transportation, and group support; tutoring; peer counseling; seminars on career awareness and decision-making skills; and referral services.
In addition to all the services EOPS provides, CARE provides students with monthly support meetings, CARE grants, and meal cards.
How do I apply and qualify?
In order to participate in EOP&S and CARE, you must complete, file, and qualify for the California Promise Grant as well as complete the EOP&S application and enroll as a full-time student (12 or more units) for the current semester. It is recommended that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your application will be evaluated and you will be contacted concerning your eligibility for the program.
Note: If you will not be a full-time student, you may still qualify for EOP&S if you are evaluated by the Department of Supportive Programs & Services (DSPS) and diagnosed with a specific learning disability. You may contact the DSPS office for more information.
For more information or to make an appointment to see you qualify for these programs, please call (707) 995-7912