Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and
Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)
The EOPS application window for Spring 2016 has been extended to February 29, 2016. Download the application or apply in person. We are located on the 4th floor of the College Center (Fountain Valley).
Do you know that if you qualify for EOPS you may qualify to receive $300 towards books? To find out if you qualify, please read the section below titled "Who qualifies for EOPS?" or contact the Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS) staff at (714) 241-6237 or visit us in person.
Spring 2016 Workshop Schedule
The EOPS Department will be hosting a series of workshops for EOPS students from February 4th 2016 thru May 10th 2016.
All workshops will be held in the 4th Floor Conference Room, Coastline College Center, Fountain Valley.
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?
Students must meet all the criteria below:
- 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 (including units earned at other colleges).
- Must have not completed a certificate, an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree.
- Be enrolled in ESL 4B or English 98 or higher.
- 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.