Extended Opportunities Programs & Services (EOPS)

Location, Hours, and Contact Information

  • Address: 11460 Warner Avenue, Suite 400, Fountain Valley 92708
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm; Friday: 8:00-noon.
  • Phone: (714) 241-6237

EOPS Application Period
The EOPS program is no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2017 Semester. The application period for the Spring 2018 Semester is from January 5th - February 9th, 2018.

What is EOP&S?

Extended Opportunities Programs & Services (EOP&S) is designed to help students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds achieve their academic goals, whether it be earning a certificate, Associate's Degree or transferring to a four-year university. Under the EOPS umbrella we also have two other programs - CARE and CAFYES.

What is CARE?

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) Program is a supplemental program to EOPS that is designed to provide the extra help a single parent may need to achieve his or her academic and career goals.

What is CAFYES?

Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support (CAFYES) Program CAFYES is a supplement program to EOPS for current or former foster youth who need additional support and resources.

What services does EOPS/CARE/CAFYES offer?

  • Priority registration
  • Counseling and advisement
  • Transfer assistance
  • Workshops on study skills, transfer requirements, time management, resume writing and much more.
  • Trips to local colleges
  • Classroom supplies
  • EOPS grants (amount varies)
  • Funds to purchase textbooks (amount varies)
  • Bus passes and/or gas cards

Who qualifies for EOPS?

Students must:

  • Be a California resident or meet AB540/California Dream Act Requirements.
  • Be enrolled in at least 12 or more units at the time of acceptance into EOPS and have to earn a certificate, associate's degree or transfer.
  • Have completed less than 30 degree-applicable units.
  • Qualify for the California Board of Governor's Fee Waiver (BOGW-A or B) or BOGW-C with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0.
  • Be considered educationally disadvantaged (determined by EOPS).

How is educational disadvantage determined?

Students must meet ONE of the following criteria:

  • Speak a language other than English at home.
  • Be considered first-generation college student
  • Be assessed at or below Math 98
  • Be assessed at or below English 98
  • Be from an underrepresented group

* Please note that meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Who qualifies for CARE?

  • Must be a single parent with a child or children under 14 years of age and are receiving CalWORKs/TANF.

Who qualifies for CAFYES?

  • Be a California resident or meet AB540/California Dream Act Requirements.
  • A current or former foster youth in California whose dependency was established or continued by the court on or after the youth's 16th birthday
  • Qualify for the California Board of Governor's Fee Waiver (BOGW-A or B) or BOGW-C with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0.
  • No older than 25 years of age at the commencement of any academic year in which she or he participates in CAFYES
  • Enrolled in at least 9 units at the time of acceptance into CAFYES

How can I apply?

EOPS Application Period
The EOPS program is no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2017 Semester. The application period for the Spring 2018 Semester is from January 5th - February 9th, 2018.

What happens after I apply?

  1. The EOPS staff reviews your application within one week
  2. The EOPS staff notifies you about their decision within ONE week
  3. If you are accepted, you will be e-mailed/called to set up an appointment with an EOPS counselor.

Where is the EOPS office located?

  • 4th floor of the College Center

What is the number I can call to reach the EOPS staff?

  • (714) 241-6237

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