Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS)
Department Mission Statement
Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS), CARE (single parents), and NextUp/Guardian Scholars (foster youth) Programs at Golden West College are dedicated to the delivery of comprehensive programs that encourage the enrollment, retention, and transfer of students who are challenged by language, social, economic, and/or educational barriers.
EOPS/CARE/NextUp/Guardian Scholars programs are designed for the sole purpose of enhancing the success of students in meeting their educational goals and objectives. As a comprehensive program, EOPS is driven by a philosophy of providing services that are “over and above” and in addition to the services available to all students. EOPS strives for innovative and creative ways to enhance and encourage students’ academic success and excellence, while fostering the student’s personal growth and development.
What is EOPS?
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state-funded program serving students who face economic, language, social and/or educational barriers. EOPS assists students attain their educational and career goals as they prepare to enter an increasingly technological and multicultural society. The goals of the program are to encourage the enrollment, retention and transfer of students by providing academic and support counseling, financial assistance, and other support services.
Within EOPS, there are two additional programs which are CARE (single parents) and NextUp/Guardian Scholars (foster youth).
EOPS Support Services
- Academic and career counseling (required)
- Book services
- Chromebook loan
- Calculator (TI-84) loan
- Emergency loans
- Peer advisement
- Personal letters of recommendation
- Priority registration
- Program orientation (required)
- Referral services (on campus and off campus)
- Study center/computer lab
- Snack/Hygiene pantry
- Transfer application fee waivers
- Contingent upon funding: bus passes and graduation cap & gown
Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)
The CARE program is a state funded program designed to assist single parents who are recipients of CalWORKs/TANF and are EOPS eligible. CARE students are given guidance and support to achieve their educational and personal goals. The CARE staff understands how a single parent who is supporting a family may feel overwhelmed trying to balance the responsibilities of an education and home. We are here to help qualified students balance those responsibilities by offering additional financial assistance and support services.
Learn more about CARE
The NextUp/Guardian Scholars Program provide a range of services and resources for current and former foster youth/wards of the court who are interested in pursuing a college education. Our goal is to assist Guardian Scholars students to increase their confidence as educated, self-reliant individuals with the skills to become strong role models and future community leaders.
EOPS, CARE, and NextUp/Guardian Scholars Scholarships
The EOPS,CARE, and NextUp/Guardian Scholars scholarships are available at the end of every fall semester. You may also visit the Scholarship page to view all scholarships offered through the college.
EOPS is committed to serving you. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at 714-895-8768.