EOPS and 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.
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 30 degree-applicable college units from any college or universities that you have attended or six consecutive semester in the EOPS program.
NOTE: If you are admitted to the program you will remain eligible until you complete 70 degree-applicable units, at which point you will be removed from the EOPS program.
- Submit an application to the EOPS program
- Be educationally disadvantaged as determined by the EOPS program
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
- Tutoring and Workshops (PDF)
- Case management and progress reports
- Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) Program
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:
- Eligible for the Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) program
- A recipient of AFDC/TANF/CalWORKs
- A single head of household
- A California resident
- A parent of at least one child age 13 or under (at time of acceptance into the CARE program)
- At least 18 years of age
- A full-time student (registered for a min. of 12 units) with a vocational or academic objective
3rd Contact Form
We need to know your status at the end of each semester. Please fill out the 3rd Contact Form online beginning April 13, 2020.
November 16 to 20, 2020:
Window to complete and return the form
Final Due Date: 4:00 pm on November 20, 2020
Fax for EOPS/CARE:
Monday to Friday:
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Library Building L-106