Welcome to EOPS/CARE at College of Alameda

EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs Application is now available ONLINE

Space is limited and availability is based on first-come, first-serve after taking all other eligibility requirements into account 

Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) is a state-funded student support services program. Its purpose is to encourage enrollment, retention, and transition services to students disadvantaged by language, social, economic and educational circumstances.

EOPS is composed of a group of professionals ready to serve students’ needs academically and personally. Our staff is set up to understand needs of our culturally diverse population and strives to meet student needs that are as diverse as our population.

To Qualify for EOPS you must:

  • Be a California resident or AB 540 student.
  • 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/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.


Our Mission

The Mission of College of Alameda is to serve the educational needs of its diverse community by providing comprehensive and flexible programs and resources that empower students to achieve their goals.