Who is eligible for EOPS/CARE?

To qualify for CARE students must meet both criteria for EOPS and CARE.

EOPS Criteria

In order to qualify for the EOPS/CARE Program, the following criteria must be met:
  • Be a California Resident
  • Qualify for Financial Aid (CA Promise Fee Waiver)
  • Must be enrolled in minimum of 12 units (unless approved by Program Coordinator)
  • Must not have completed over 70 degree applicable units 
  • Must meet one of the following criteria:
    • 1st generation college student
    • English Language Learner/Emergent Bilingual Household 
    • Special Population - Former Foster Youth, Housing Insecure, Justice-Impacted, Currently or previously enrolled in developmental courses
    • Did not graduate high school or earned General Educational Development (GED)

If none of the above are met the EOPS/CARE Coordinator may take other relevant criteria into consideration to determine eligibility for the Program as outlined in Title V of the California Education Code.

Addtional CARE Criteria

  1. Be a single head-of-household
  2. Must be receiving cash aid (TANF)
  3. Be at least 18 years of age
  4. Have at least one child under fourteen years old

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