Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS)
The Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS), offers financial assistance and academic support for obtaining a college education. EOPS is a California funded student support program designed specifically for students facing financial and educational challenges. The mission of EOPS is to provide financial and academic services to eligible students seeking a vocational certificate, associate degree or transfer opportunity to a traditional college or university.
The EOPS program has counselors, an outreach specialist, administrative support, student workers and a program director dedicated to the overall success of students coming from diverse cultural, social, educational and economic backgrounds. EOPS welcomes students from all stages of life and perspectives. The program is here to assist in the success of EOPS students.
The EOPS Office is located in the Student Services Center, (Room SC118). For more information please call (408) 270-6455. Office hours and application information are also available online at http://www.evc.edu/current-students/support-programs/eop-s-care.
To be eligible you must:
- Be a California resident or AB540 as determined by the Evergreen Valley College Admissions and Records Office
- Qualify for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver, (BOGFW) Part A or B
- Have completed less than 70 units of college-degree applicable credits (including all prior college coursework)
- Enroll in a minimum of 12 course units per semester1.
- Be educationally disadvantaged as defined by EOPS State Guidelines, by any one of the following:
- You do not qualify for minimum college level Math or English required for associate’s degree
- You do not possess a high school diploma or GED certificate
- You graduated from high school with a GPA of less than 2.5
- You are the first in your family to attend college (of any kind)
- You were enrolled in remedial-level education
- In judgment of EOPS Director/designee, have the ability to benefit from EOPS services
Exceptions as approved by the Disabilities Support Program
Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) Program
Assistance for Single Parents
CARE is a California-funded program designed to help EOPS students who are single parents. In conjunction with the Santa Clara County Department of Social Services and other community agencies, the CARE program offers over and above services to single parents pursuing higher education.
The CARE Program provides students with grants, school supplies, child care information, transportation assistance, and food vouchers. These services are in addition to the services provided to EOPS students.
To be eligible for CARE services you must:
- Meet all EOPS requirements
- Be a parent and at least 18 years of age
- Be a single head of household
- Have at least one dependent child under the age of 14
- Be receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), benefits
Both an EOPS and CARE application are required. CARE applications are available in the EOPS Main Office, located in the Student Service Center, Room SC118. For more information please call (408) 270-6429, or online at http://www.evc.edu/current-students/support-programs/eop-s-care.