Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) and Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) are California state funded programs that offer additional financial assistance and special support services to help those students affected by social and economic disadvantages. Program staff are committed to helping students gain access to the resources they need to achieve their academic goals.  

To qualify for EOPS & CARE students must:
  • Be a California Resident
  • Apply for Federal Financial Aid and be eligible to receive a Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver, Grant A, B, or C with zero Estimated Family Contribution (EFC)
  • Be determined to be educationally under prepared for college
  • Maintain a 12 unit academic load and a 2.0 GPA
To qualify specifically for CARE students must additionally:
  • Be a single parent of a child under 14 years of age,
  • Be receiving TANF funds, and
  • Have a Social Services Passport to Services
To apply:

1.  Complete the EOPS/CARE Program Application

2.  Make an appointment to meet with an EOPS/CARE Counselor

3.  Bring the following documents to the appointment:

  • Student Detail Schedule of Classes
  • BOG Fee Waiver Award Print Out
  • Assessment Test Scores
Services include:
  • Academic, career, and personnel counseling
  • Free textbooks and academic supplies as available
  • Priority registration
  • Progress monitoring
  • Cash grants 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 
CARE students may also be eligible for financial assistance with:
  • Meal tickets
  • Transportation
  • Cash grants as available
Department Information:
Office Hours  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Monday - Friday
Office Location Counseling/Advising Center
To Make An Appointment (530) 283-0202, ext. 313
EOPS/CARE Counselor

Pamela Noel:  (530) 283-0202, ext. 249

Cindy Barrett:  (530)283-0202, ext. 249