The EOPS application window for Spring 2016 will be open until December 11, 2015. Download the application or apply in person by stopping by the EOPS office located at:
Coastline College Center - 4th Floor
11460 Warner Avenue
Fountain Valley CA, 92708
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and
Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)
Location, Hours, and Contact InformationAddress: 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
What is the EOPS Program?
Extended Opportunities Programs & Services (EOPS) is designed to help students who come from a disadvantaged backgrounds achieve their academic goals, whether it be earning a Certificate of Achievement, an Associate’s Degree or transferring to a four-year university.
What is the CARE Program?
CARE 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, and end their dependency on public assistance. Every CARE student is an EOPS student; therefore the student must meet both EOPS and CARE program eligibility requirements.
What services does EOPS/CARE 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/CARE grants *
- Money for textbooks (amount varies) *
- Bus passes and emergency gas cards *
- Foster Youth Services
*If funds are available
Who Qualifies for EOPS?
- 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 College Level English or Math
- Be from an underrepresented group
*Please note that meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.
How to Apply?
- Download the EOPS/CARE application or pick up an application at the EOPS Office located on the 4th Floor of the College Center in Fountain Valley.
- Submit the application to the EOPS Office.