Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Cooperative Resources Agencies for Education (CARE)
Cosumnes River College extends the opportunity of attending higher education to those from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. We not only strive to increase access to college but to commit resources to the retention of these underrepresented groups. Our staff is committed to working with each student so that they can reach their educational, career, and life goals.
Interested in EOPS/CARE?
Please note: Counselors for the EOPS, CARE, NextUp and Guardian Scholars programs are only available to serve students who are active in these programs. Students not in these programs will be redirected to the General Counseling link or phone number, so that the appropriate appointment can be made.
EOPS provides support services to students meeting specific educational and economic criteria, as well as students from underrepresented groups.
Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the EOPS program:
- Be registered for 12 units (some students with exceptional conditions may be accepted at a reduced load)
- Qualify to receive the California College Promise Grant (formerly BOG Fee Waiver, A or B)
- Undocumented students who are eligible for AB540 and the California College Promise Grant may apply for EOPS. To apply for the California College Promise Grant, fill out the California DREAM Act application. Please note: CA College Promise Grant does NOT have a March 2nd deadline; students may continue to apply throughout the academic year.
- Undocumented Students who need assistance in completing the AB540 form or who need more information can make an appointment with the CRC Dream Center.
- Have not completed more than 60 degree-applicable college units from any college or universities that you have attended.
- Submit an application to the EOPS program
- Meet one of the following criteria:
- Be a first-generation college student
- Guided self placement/assessment results in below college level English/math or placement in ESL Classes
- Have a high school GPA below 2.5
- Did not graduate high school or pass the high school proficiency exam (GED)
EOPS offers a variety of services:
- Priority registration (first to register for courses)
- Academic advising, personal counseling, career guidance, and peer support
- Transfer information
- Application fee waiver at California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC)
- Book voucher
- Case management and progress reports
- Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) Program
- Tutoring Services
Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) is a state-funded program which provides students with academic and personal counseling, career planning, peer support & tutoring, workshops, financial aid in child care and transportation, and meal vouchers.
To be eligible, students must be:
- Accepted to the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) program
- A single head of household receiving CalWORKs/TANF/AFDC
- A parent of at least one child age 18 years or under (at time of acceptance into the CARE program)
- A California resident or eligible for AB 540
- At least 18 years of age
- Registered for a minimum of 12 units (unless stated by DSPS) with a vocational or academic objective
2nd Contact Form (Academic Progress Report)
The Academic Progress Report form will open at midnight on Monday, March 15, 2021 and will close at 4:00 pm April 16, 2021. Visit the Academic Progress Report page to fill out the online form.
3rd Contact Form
We need to know your status at the end of each semester. Please fill out the 3rd Contact Form online by the following dates:
- April 12 to April 16, 2021:
Window to complete and return the form
- Final Due Date: 4:00 pm on April 16, 2021
Before the semester is over, you need to complete your contacts in order to receive your textbook money.