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Have questions about EOPS/CARE? Join us in our Virtual Helpdesk on Zoom!

This Helpdesk is for students interested in joining EOPS/CARE and for current students! If you have questions about the EOPS application, whether or not you may be eligible, benefits of the program(s), how to contact your counselor, or any other non-academic counseling questions you may have, join us during our Virtual Helpdesk open hours:

  • Mondays: 10AM-12PM
  • Tuesdays: 3PM-4PM
  • Wednesdays: 4PM-5PM
  • Thursdays: 10AM-12PM
  • Fridays: 10AM-12PM

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What is EOPS?

Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS) is a state-funded student support services program. Its purpose is to provide special recruitment, retention, and transition services to eligible students. The services offered by the college are "above and beyond" those offered be the College's Student Services division. The primary services include assistance in the following areas: priority registration, counseling/advisement, and preparation for transition to four-year colleges and universities.

Am I Eligible?

EOPS is a program designed and funded by the State of California to help college students who demonstrate both an academic and financial need.  In order to qualify for EOPS you must meet all five of the following requirements:

  1. Be enrolled in 12 units minimum
  2. Be a California resident​​ (AB540 or AB1899)
  3. Must be eligible for the California College Promise Grant (BOG) Income Standards under Method A or B. Complete a CCPG Fee Waiver Application or Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA).​ Click here for more info
  4.  Have completed fewer than 65 degree applicable units from all colleges/universities attended
  5. Have an educational need in ONE of the following areas:
  • Not recommended to enroll in degree applicable English or Math classes
  • Does not have a high school diploma or GED
  • High School G.P.A. below 2.5
  • Previously enrolled in remedial English or Math classes
  • Be a current or former foster youth
  • Be a first-generation college student
  • Be a non-native English speaker


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