Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS)

Oceanside, Building 3000: 760.795.6680


Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state-funded program established in 1969 with the passage of Senate Bill 164. EOPS is a pioneer program among student success-based initiatives, and its components have shown to be essential factors in student success.

The EOPS program's mission is to encourage the enrollment, retention, graduation, and transfer of students disadvantaged by language barriers and/or social, economic, and educational circumstances. EOPS services are designed to give students individualized attention and support as they work to achieve their academic goals.

To qualify, students must

  • be enrolled in 12 units at the time of acceptance to the program (some exceptions are available for DSPS or special vocational programs);
  • be eligible for Board of Governors Fee Waiver method "A" or "B";
  • be a California resident or meet AB540/California Dream Act requirements;
  • be educationally disadvantaged as determined by regulations; and
  • not have completed 70 degree-applicable units.

To apply, visit EOPS at www.miracosta.edu/studentservices/eops or Building OC3000 to request an application.

For former and current foster youth, EOPS has a new component of specialized services. Resources and Assistance for Former Foster Youth (RAFFY) is designed to help emancipated minors and former foster youth with the transition to college and independent living.