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 first, served 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 have been accepted to the Disabled Students Program at Irvine Valley College.
- You have been accepted to the Veterans Program at Irvine Valley College.
- You are/were an Emancipated 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 meet ALL of the following requirements:
- You are a California resident
- You qualify for the Board of Governors Tuition Fee Waiver (A or B) through the Financial Aid Office
- You are enrolled full-time (12 or more units)
- You have completed less than 40 degree applicable college units
- You are educationally disadvantaged as determined by EOPS
EOPS provides the following services to help students meet the costs of their education:
Book Loans Emergency Loans
Direct Student Grants Free IVC Parking Permits
Free ASIVC Memberships UC & CSU Application Fee Waivers
Emergency Gas, Food, and Bus Assistance
Honor Society Application Fees
The EOPS Book Service Program provides eligible students, following their academic plan on file with required textbooks for their classes during each 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 TANF cash aid assistance.
Services include child care referrals, counseling, workshops, agency liaisons, grants, 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
Bilingual Services (Farsi/Spanish)
Child Care Referrals
Tax Services Referrals