Extended Opportunity Program & Services (EOPS) / Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)
EOPS begins accepting applications on the following dates (eligible applicants admitted on a first come filigible applicants admitted on a first come first serve basis):
Spring: March 1st
Summer: June 1st
Fall: October 1st
Please let us know NOW if:
- Your or your children receive CalWORKs cash aid
- You are eligible for services with the Disabled Students Program
- You are a Veteran
- You are/were a Foster Youth
Questions? Ask us ...we are here to help!
EOPS is a state funded program for students who are financially and educationally disadvantaged. At Irvine Valley College, EOPS works to help students succeed by providing educational opportunities, encouragement, and support services. Reaching educational goals may seem difficult sometimes. We are committed to assisting our students in realizing their potential.
You are eligible for EOPS if:
- You are a California resident
- You qualify for the Board of Governors Tuition Waiver (A or B) through the Financial Aid Office
- You are enrolled full-time (12 or more units)
- You have completed less than 70 degree applicable college units
- You meet one of the educational disadvantaged areas determined by EOPS
(You must meet all of the above requirements to qualify)
EOPS provides the following services to assist students to meet the costs of their education:
Book Loans Emergency Loans
Direct Student Grants Work Study Programs
Scholarships UC & CSU Application Fee Waivers
Tax Filing Assistance Financial Aid Application Assistance
Emergency Gas, Food, and Bus Assistance
Phi Theta Kappa Application Fee
The EOPS Book Service Program provides eligible students following their academic plan on file with required textbooks for their classes during the semester in which they are enrolled. EOPS does not provide workbooks, lab manuals, or one-time use access codes. For further details, please see an EOPS Specialist. When the semester ends, students are asked to return the borrowed texts.
The Cooperative Agencies Resources for Educational program offers a number of additional services for EOPS single parents with at least one child under the age of 14, who are receiving welfare assistance.
Services include child care referrals, counseling, workshops, agency liaisons, housing referral assistance, transportation assistance, extended book services, school supplies, work-study and other referral assistance.
EOPS offers several services to assist eligible students in successfully completing their classes These include:
Additional Tutorial Assistance through the Learning Center
Short-term and Long-term Academic Planning
Success Contracts for Students on Probation
Study Skills Workshops
Specialized counseling for EOPS students focuses on academic planning, career planning, and personal concerns. Services are designed to assist students to develop planning strategies so that they may succeed in reaching their academic and occupational goals.
UNIVERSITY TRANSFER PROGRAM
Arranging visits to college and university campuses
Providing information on transfer requirements
Assisting with admission applications
Following up on your application to ensure completion and acceptance
Application fee waivers available
EOPS can help with the process of transferring to a four year college or university by:
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES
Child Care Referrals
Tax Services Referrals
HOW TO APPLY
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