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Online EOPS Application Assistance

Join one of our Zoom info sessions (every Tuesday and Thursday) to learn about program benefits, receive clarification on eligibility, and obtain assistance with EOPS/CARE/NextUp applications.

Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 11:00AM - 11:30AM
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EOPS Virtual Friday Events

Join our fun, interactive online events with EOPS staff every Friday (excluding holidays) from 2:00pm to 3:00pm!

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Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)

EOPS is a State funded comprehensive academic counseling program designed to provide additional support to eligible fulltime students.

Our mission is to enhance student success by providing “over and above” services to students with economic and academic barriers to their education. Another fundamental goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students enrolled in the community college. This is accomplished by providing an overall supportive environment with a variety of benefits and services. Eligibility is determined by academic and financial need as mandated by the state.

Before applying for EOPS, students must have applied for the California College Promise Grant (formerly known as the BOG Fee Waiver) through the Financial Aid Office.


  • Book Vouchers
  • Counseling
  • Priority Registration
  • Tutoring
  • Online Support Services
  • Specialized Workshops

How do I Qualify?

To be an EOPS student you must:

  1. Qualify for a California College Promise Grant (formerly Board of Governors or BOG Fee Waiver) Method A, B or C with a Zero EFC (Expected Family Contribution)

  2. Be enrolled full-time (12+ units) during your first semester in EOPS

    1. DSPS reduce unit accommodation for under 12 units

    2. *Foster Youth 9 units

  3. Be below 70 degree applicable units when applying for EOPS. (69 or less at enrollment)

  4. Not have earned an AA/AS, BA/BS or higher degree.

  5. Be a California Resident or AB540 student

  6. Be educationally disadvantaged. One of the following must apply:

    1. You did not graduate from high school or did not obtain an equivalent (must verify).

    2. You graduated from high school with a grade average less than 2.50 on a 4.0 scale (must verify).

    3. You do not qualify for college level math or English as required for an Associate Degree

    4. You are first generation college student. Your parent(s) did not receive a bachelor’s degree in or out of this country.

    5. You are an emancipated foster youth and/or you were in foster care, kinship care guardianship and/or ward of the court upon your 18th birthday (you must be between the ages of 18-22)

Cooperative Agencies Resource for Education (CARE)

CARE is administered by the EOPS Program and serves the unique needs of single parents who are designated as head of household.

Benefits & Services:

  • Additional book voucher
  • Meal Vouchers
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Specialized workshops/events
  • Study time childcare grants

How to Qualify?

  1. EOPS student
  2. Single Parent & head of household
  3. CalWORKS recipient
  4. Have at least one child under 18 years of age

Counselors & Staff

  • Angeles Abraham, Dean of Student Services / EOPS Director
  • Alma Narez-Acosta, EOPS Assistant Director / CARE Coordinator
  • Lorna Bukasa, EOPS/LACP Counselor
  • Kristi Hamilton, EOPS/CAFYES-NextUp Counselor
  • Robert Henrichs, EOPS Counselor
  • Kyle Skinner, EOPS/NextUp/General Counselor
  • Stefani Aguallo, Office Assistant (EOPS/CARE/CAFYES-NextUp)


EOPS Front Desk

EOPS Application

Email completed applications to @email
The deadline to apply for Fall 2022 is November 10.
Student Resource Guide

Office Hours and Location

In Person
Fall Hours
Mondays to Thursdays: 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Live Chat
EOPS Online Counseling
EOPS Front Desk

Online Fall Hours:
Mondays to Thursdays: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fridays: 9:00AM - 1:00PM


Email: @email (EOPS)
Email: @email (CARE)

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