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Specialized support services to help you succeed in college

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) provides comprehensive academic and support counseling, limited financial aid assistance, textbooks, and more to help you overcome financial needs, language barriers, and other academic challenges. 

But that’s not all.  CARE, for single parents receiving public assistance, and NextUp, for current or former foster youth, offer even more support to EOPS students to support your unique needs. 

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Contact EOPS

Second Floor ADSS, Room 202

Monday and Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Happening in EOPS/ CARE/ NextUp

How We Can Help You

As an EOPS/CARE/NextUp student, you’ll have access to resources and opportunities to help you while at SBVC. Resources may vary depending on which program(s) you are a participant of. 

Extended Counseling

A dedicated counselor to help you with your academic plans and the transfer process

Transfer Support

Get help planning and applying to transfer.

Priority A Registration

Register early each semester to help you get the classes you need.

Textbooks & Supplies

Help getting textbooks and supplies you need to be prepared for class.

Transportation Assistance

Help with transportation such as bus passes, gas cards, and more.

Specialized Academic Success Workshops

Workshops designed to meet your academic needs.

Laptop & Calculator Loans

Laptop and/or calculators are available for you to borrow throughout the semester.

Referrals to Community Resources

We will connect you with the resources to support you and your needs.

Food Assistance

Meal tickets to the on-campus cafeteria. For CARE and NextUp students.


Who is EOPS/ CARE/ NextUp for?

EOPS is available to SBVC students disadvantaged by social, economic, educational or linguistic barriers. As an EOPS student, you may also be eligible for additional support through CARE and/or NextUp.  

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  • Be a resident of California or qualify for the AB540 exemption waiver
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll in a minimum of 12 units for the semester, if not a participant of Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
  • Have not completed more than 70 units from all colleges you have attended
  • Qualify and receive the California College Promise Grant A or B
  • Be an EOPS student
  • Be single-parent, single head of household
  • Be a current recipient of cash aid assistance or a monthly CalWORKs grant
  • Have at least one dependent child under the age of 18
  • Be an EOPS student
  • Be a current or former California foster youth
  • Have dependency established or continued by the court on or after your 13th birthday
  • No older than 25 years of age at the beginning of the academic year


Get Started in EOPS/ CARE/ NextUp

All three programs start with EOPS. Use our online form to check your eligibility and complete the EOPS application. Once an EOPS student, our staff will help you to also apply to CARE and/or NextUp. 

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