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EOPS / CARE / NextUp

EOPS/CARE/NextUp Program Description

Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS) is a state-funded retention and support program designed to facilitate the success of students that have experienced economic and educational hardships.  EOPS is driven by a philosophy of providing services that are "over and above, and in addition to" services available to all students.  Services provided by EOPS include registration assistance, priority registration, academic counseling, individualized tutoring, textbook & school supply assistance, meal vouchers, transfer assistance, college tours, and much more.

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) is a supplemental program to EOPS for students who are single parents receiving CalWORKs/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and have at least one child under the age of 18. The services provided are: transportation passes/parking permits, books, supplies, and meal vouchers.

NextUp, formerly known as CAFYES (Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support), is a supplemental program of EOPS to support eligible current and former foster youth. Students enrolled in the NextUp program receive all the services provided to EOPS students, in addition to additional support services exclusive only to NextUp students.

Mission Statement

The mission of EOPS is to encourage the enrollment, retention and transfer of students challenged by language, social, economic and educational disadvantages. facilitate the successful completion of their goals and objectives in college.

EOPS Program Services

  • Priority Registration
  • Academic counseling and advisement
  • Career Assessment
  • University Transfer Assistance
  • College Tours
  • UC/CSU fee   waivers
  • Cap and Gown for graduation
  • Student Educational Plan (SEP)
  • Tutoring
  • Textbook assistance
  • School Supplies
  • Meal Vouchers
  • Technology assistance (e.g., laptop, hotspot)
  • Campus Parking Permit

EOPS Online Services

How to Request an EOPS Counseling Appointment

You can request to speak with an EOPS Front Desk staff member online by visiting the virtual EOPS Front Desk Lobby. ​

You can speak with an EOPS Staff member by visiting Online Student Services Building.


Interested in Applying to EOPS?  Complete the EOPS Interest Form to get started!

Click Here to complete the EOPS Interest Form

Contact Us

Office Hours and Location

Monday to Thursday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM - 2:00PM

Monday - Thursday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM - 2:00PM
Student Services Building, 3rd Floor