EOPS/CARE

Fall 2014 Applications for EOPS are now being accepted.

 

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What is EOPS?

College of Alameda offers a comprehensive EOPS program for students who demonstrate that they have educational, economic, social, cultural, or language problems which interfere with their educational careers. EOPS offers above and beyond support services to help students reach their academic goal.

 

To Qualify for EOPS you must:
  • Be a California resident.
  • Be enrolled in 12 units (full time) when accepted into the EOPS program.
  • Have fewer than 70 semester (105 quarter) units of degree applicable credit coursework.
  • Qualify to receive a Board of Governors Grant (BOGG Fee Waiver).
  • Have an educational disadvantage.

 

EOPS is for low-income students.

 

  • EOPS is for low-income students. We call this an “Economic Disadvantage.” Students must qualify for the Board of Governor Grant fee waiver to be eligible for EOPS. Students apply for the fee waiver through the Financial Aid department.
EOPS/CARE is for students with an “educational disadvantage.”

A student may be considered educationally disadvantaged if the student meets one of the following criteria:

  • Did not graduate from high school, pass the California High School Proficiency Examination, or obtain the General Education Diploma (GED)

  • Graduated from high school with a GPA of 2.49 or below
  • Does not qualify for the minimum level English or Mathematics course work required for an Associate degree
  • Was previously enrolled in remedial education courses
  • Is the first in his/her family to attend college
  • Is a foreign born resident with language difficulty
  • Is a foster youth, a former foster youth, or ward of the court
  • Meets other criteria considered relevant by the Program Director

 

 

 

For more information, visit or contact the EOPS office:

 

EOPS/CARE is located in room A101. Call (510) 748-2258 for further information.