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. Services include counseling, textbook assistance, priority registration, computer lab and printing, CSU/UC application fee waivers, and other services.
To qualify, students must
- Be enrolled in 12 units at the time of acceptance to the program (some exceptions are available for Student Accessibility Services, formerly Disabled Students Programs and Services, or special vocational programs).
- Be eligible for the California College Promise Grant "A" or "B" (formerly Board of Governors Fee Waiver).
- Be a California resident or meet AB540/California Dream Act requirements.
- Be educationally disadvantaged as determined by regulations.
- Not have completed 70 degree-applicable units of college coursework.
Students may apply online via their SURF account. Click here for instructions on how to apply online.
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.