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Am I Eligible?

EOPS/CARE 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 for the initial semester in EOPS
    • Student connected with Disabilities Support Services/Academic Accommodations Center may be enrolled in 6 units
  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 70 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

EOPS/CARE Services

Services Provided (based on funding)

Outreach/Recruitment and Orientation

  • EOPS Orientation
  • Priority Registration
  • Registration Assistance

Student Support Services

  • Graduation Luncheon
  • Book Voucher Services
  • Subsidy Card
  • Cap and Gown
  • Cultural Awareness Activities
  • Financial Aid Advisement
  • School Supplies
  • Student Success Club
  • Laptop Loaner Program

University Transfer

  • Admission Application Fee Waivers
  • Campus Visits
  • Transfer Information

Counseling/Peer Advisement

  • Academic Counseling
  • Peer Advisement
  • Life Skills
  • Retention
  • Student Education Plan
  • Transfer Assistance
  • Vocational/Career Counseling

 Instructional Support

  • College Survival Classes
  • Educational Grants
  • Special Tutoring
  • Study Skills Workshops