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Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS)


Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)


Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) and Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) are California state funded programs that are geared for low-income, first generation students.

To qualify for EOPS/CARE you must:

  • Apply for Federal Financial Aid and be eligible to receive either a Board of Governors (BOG) Grant A or B (fee Waiver)
  • Be a California Resident
  • Be determined to be educationally under prepared for college
  • Maintain a 12 unit academic load and a 2.0 GPA

To qualify specifically for the CARE program you must:

  • Be a single parent of a child under 14 years of age, and
  • Be receiving TANF funds.

The EOPS/CARE Program Application can be downloaded or obtained in either the Financial Aid Office or the EOPS/CARE Office.


  • Free Textbooks
  • Priority Registraton
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Educational and Career Guidance
  • Extra Personal Counseling
  • Cash Grants
  • Academic Supplies - as available
  • Special Workshops
  • Reference and Recommendation letters for college and employment
  • Resource and Referral to other campus programs and off-campus agencies
  • Transfer Assistance and Transfer Trips
  • Cultural Events that celebrate diversity

CARE students may also be eligible for financial assistance with:

  • Childcare
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Cash Grants


Office Hours:   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. -  Monday - Friday

             Office Location: Counseling/Advising Center

Contact Us:  (530) 283-0202, ext. 249

For Further Information Contact:


EOPS/CARE Counselor
Pamela Noel
530-283-0202, ext. 249
Cindy Barrett
530-283-0202, ext. 249


EOPS and CARE are California state funded programs designed to help low-income, first generation students.