Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)/Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) Programs and Services

The Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state and college funded program designed to assist students with economic, linguistic, and educational challenges (as defined by Title V) enroll and succeed in higher education. Comprehensive support services are provided to promote access to colleges, increase retention, and/or transfer to four-year universities and colleges.

These services include:

  • Book Loan Library
  • Computer Lab with Internet Access
  • Enhanced Tutoring
  • Educational Supplies and Materials
  • Holistic Counseling and Advisement
  • Outreach, Recruitment and Specialized Orientation
  • Priority Registration
  • Specialized Workshops
  • Textbook Service
  • University Application Fee Waivers
  • University Field Trips

The CARE (Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education) program provides additional services and grants to eligible EOPS single parents who are on public assistance.

Through CARE, eligible EOPS students receive supplemental educational support services, such as counseling and advisement; group support; peer networking; help from peer advisors; information and referrals to campus and community-based services or agencies; networking activities specifically designed for low-income single parents; and workshops, including self-esteem, parenting, study skills, and time management. Grants and allowances for child care, bus passes, textbooks and school supplies; transportation costs and other educational support; personal computer access; on-campus meal tickets are provided to enhance the retention, persistence, graduation and transfer rates of these highly motivated students.

If you are a single parent and interested in receiving benefits available to you, contact EOPS/CARE office at (714) 484-7368. The office is located in the Cypress College Complex on the second floor in Room 201.

The EOPS and CARE staff are composed of dedicated professionals and student workers who are committed to seeing you succeed in college. Services are free of charge to all EOPS eligible Cypress College students.

To find out more about us visit our website at: http://CypressCollege.edu/services/eops/ or come to our office located in the Cypress College Complex, 2nd floor or contact us at (714) 484-7368.

Normal Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm