Welcome to EOPS/CARE at College of Alameda

EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs Progress Report Fall 2015 are now available – Due October 23rd.

group of students smiling at the camera

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 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 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.


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.