Welcome to EOPS/CARE at College of Alameda

EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs Application for SPRING 2019 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. We support enrollment, retention, and transition services to full time, low income students.

The EOPS family of professionals is ready to serve students’ needs academically and personally. Our staff understand the needs of our culturally diverse population and strive 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 California Promise Grant (formerly BOGG Fee Waiver).
  • Have an educational challenge.

EOPS/CARE is for students with an “educational challenge.”

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

  • Is the first in his/her family to attend college

  • Is a foreign born resident whose first language is not English

  • 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

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

  • 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.