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Extended Opportunities Programs & Services (EOPS)

What is EOPS?

Extended Opportunities Programs & Services (EOPS) 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 NextUp.

Complete your EOPS/CARE/NextUp Application Online

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 NextUp?

NextUp is a supplemental program housed within EOPS. It is designed to provide support services and other resources, including direct aid to current and former foster youth.

What services does EOPS/CARE/NextUp 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 40 degree-applicable units.
  • Qualify for the California College Promise Grant (formerly BOG Fee Waiver) 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
  • Graduated from high school with a G.P.A below 2.50 on a 4.0 scale
  • Current or former foster youth
  • Not have graduated from high school or obtained a GED
  • 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 and currently receiving CalWORKs/TANF.

Who qualifies for NextUp?

  • 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 College Promise Grant (formerly BOG Fee Waiver) 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 NextUp
  • Enrolled in at least 9 units at the time of acceptance into NextUp

How can I apply?

EOPS Application Period

The EOPS program is now accepting applications. Apply online today.

Please keep in mind that applying does not guarantee that you will be admitted into the EOPS program.

Apply for EOPS Today

What happens after I apply?

  1. The EOPS staff will review your application within five (5) business days and you will be notified of our decision.
  2. Please continue checking your student email for important program message.
  3. If you are accepted to our program, you will be contacted via email or phone call to set-up an appointment with a counselor.
  4. Do not hesitate to contact our EOPS Office if you have any questions at 714-241-6237 and/or at

Office Hours

  • Monday thru Thursday 8am to 5pm
  • Friday 8am to 12pm


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