is a State funded comprehensive Academic Counseling Program designed to provide additional support to eligible fulltime 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 the 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 need 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 through Matriculation. Both the Financial Aid office and Matriculation are located in Watson Hall for student convenience.
Cooperative Agencies and 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 14, be a full time student, and be a current recipient of CalWORKs/TANF/AFDC
. All CARE
students must be accepted into the EOPS Program.
Application period is open year round for CARE/DSPS/CalWORKs and Foster Youth students.