Extended Opportunity Program & Services (EOPS)
Extended Opportunity Program & Services (EOPS) is designed to improve access, retention and completion of educational goals for students who are economically and educationally marginalized. EOPS students have the potential to succeed in college but have not been able to realize their potential because of economic and/or educational barriers.
EOPS offers a range of services such as academic, career, personal counseling, priority registration, transfer assistance, UC and CSU admission application fee waivers, book grant or voucher service, and computer, calculator and SMART pen loans. In addition, students who are single heads of households receiving AFDC/TANF or CalWORKs with a child under the age of 18 are eligible for the Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program. CARE provides additional services and support to students by way of transportation assistance, grants, and special workshops specifically tailored to the needs of CARE students.
EOPS is committed to helping students access the resources necessary to succeed in college and works cooperatively with other programs and services on campus whose goals are enhancing scholastic achievement and academic excellence. EOPS also sponsors activities and workshops that provide cultural enrichment and promote personal growth.