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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 now accepting application for Spring 2019 semester. 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 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.

Complete your EOPS/CARE/CAFYES 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 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 now accepting application for Spring 2019 semester. 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 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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