Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state funded retention and support program. The mission of EOPS is to identify and assist students who are affected by social, economic, educational, or language disadvantages. 

EOPS offers a variety of support programs and services to eligible community college students, which include academic and personal counseling, priority registration, supplemental tutoring as well as supplemental book assistance. EOPS support services enhance and increase student success. We look forward to working with you. 

To qualify, a student must:

♦ Be a California resident
♦ Qualify for the Board of Governors' Fee Waiver (BOGW) A or B
♦ Be enrolled as full-time student at Cuesta
♦ Have completed less than 70 units of college work
♦ Be educationally disadvantaged, as determined by the EOPS criteria

Services available for eligible students:

♦ Career, academic and personal counseling 
♦ A book voucher to help with the cost of textbooks
♦ EOPS/CARE lending library
♦ Priority registration
♦ Registration assistance
♦ Assistance with completing financial aid applications
♦ Workshops
♦ Referrals to tutorial services and community resources
♦ Network with four-year institutions
♦ Annual social activities

How do I Apply for EOPS?

You can print out the application from the school of your choice's website
♦ go to the EOPS office in the school of your choice
♦ Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


Cuesta College EOPS

Allan Hancock College EOPS Santa Barbara City College EOPS


Beyond Foster Care: Need for Services Beyond the Age of 21

This survey is for California former foster, Independent Living Program (ILP) eligible probation, and dual status youth ages 22 to 35. The purpose of the study is to explore the experiences and need for services of California former foster, ILP eligible probation, and dual status youth who are between the ages of 22 and 35. Participation in the study would last about 20 to 35 minutes. You may choose to withdraw your participation at any time. Your answers will be confidential. The information will be kept in a secure database with no identifying information for the duration of the study. 

The findings of this study will be used to provide suggestions for programs and services that will improve long-term outcomes for former foster, ILP eligible probation, and dual status youth. 

Visit this link in order to complete the survey! 


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