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Welcome to Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) at OCC

It is our goal to keep our students, staff and the community as safe as possible while providing continued service during this critical time by limiting exposure to the COVID-19 virus. The EOPS Office will be open and available to students on March 30th via email, Canvas, or Cranium Café appointments.  We will be open for in-person appointments once the college is reopened.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​EOPS​​ is a State-funded comprehensive academic counseling program designed to provide additional support to eligible full-time students. 

Our mission is to enhance student success by providing “over and above” services to students with economic and academic barriers to their education. Another fundamental goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students enrolled in community college. This is accomplished by providing an overall supportive environment with a variety of benefits and services. Eligibility is determined by academic and financial needs as mandated by the state.

Before applying for EOPS, students must have applied for the Board of Governor's Fee Waiver through the Financial Aid Office and have taken their placement tests or turned in placement test scores to the Assessment Center. Both the Financial Aid office and Assessment Center are located in Watson Hall for student convenience.

Cooperative Agencies 
Resources for Education 

CARE is administered by the EOPS Program and serves the unique needs of single parents who are designated as head of household. At the time students are accepted into CARE they must have, at least one child under the age of 18, be a full-time student (at least 9 units), and be a current recipient of CalWORKs/TANF/AFDC. All CARE students must be accepted into the EOPS Program.
The application period is open year-round for CARE/DSPS/CalWORKs and Foster Youth students

Click here for more information about our program.