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EOPS, CARE and CAFYES

EOPS for Low Income and Educationally Disadvantaged

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a college success, counseling support program for low income and educationally disadvantaged students.

EOPS makes available to all qualified students a program of academic support by providing academic, career and personal counseling, instruction and referrals for tutoring as needed to ensure college success.

An EOPS book voucher provides monies toward the cost of books each semester. Transportation costs (parking permits or bus passes) and additional services may also be offered to eligible students (if funding permits).

EOPS students receive assistance and support with their college education. Special attention is given to identify, plan, develop and achieve the academic, career and personal goals of our students.

CARE for Single Parents

If you are a single parent, you may also qualify for the Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program, a component of EOPS. This program provides educational support services for the academically under prepared, single parent population who are receiving benefits through CalWORKS/TANF and are EOPS eligible.

Additional grants for eligible CARE students may also be awarded (if funding permits).

EOPS Services

Counseling

EOPS counselors provide academic advising, career planning and personal counseling. Counselors assist students with establishing educational and career goals. A student educational plan is developed for each student and assistance with registration is given. Financial aid information and assistance is also provided.

Priority Registration

Continuing EOPS students who are in good standing receive priority registration each semester. New EOPS students may receive priority registration during new student registration.

Textbooks

Each semester, eligible EOPS students may receive a book voucher to be used towards the purchase of textbooks. Exceptions include students receiving services through CalWORKS, who must request book service from their county.

Financial Aid Assistance

EOPS students may seek assistance and obtain up-to-date information on their financial aid status. All students will be encouraged to apply for financial aid.

Free Tutoring

Additional tutoring may be available for EOPS student at no cost. Students are encouraged to seek tutoring early in the semester.

Meal and Supply Cards

A supply and cafeteria meal card will be disbursed each semesters to assist in buying meals and supplies on campus.

Transfer Assistance

EOPS counselors provide information to assist students who are transferring to a college or university. Working closely with a counselor, students will complete the necessary transfer requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree.

Fee waivers for UC/CSU admission applications and transfer agreements are available to eligible students. Transfer agreements are written to assist with the transfer process (UC/CSU).

Graduation Assistance

Counselors assist EOPS students with the evaluation of Associate Degree and/or Certificate Petitions. Graduation filing fee(s) may be waived and cap and gowns may be purchased for eligible EOPS students.

Parking Permit or Bus pass

Eligible EOPS students may receive a free parking permit each semester. A Placer Transit Bus pass may be obtained in lieu of a parking permit.

ASSC Activity Sticker

If funding permits, each student will receive a free ASSC (Associated Students of Sierra College) Sticker with free WiFi and for discounts.

Technology Lending Library

Graphing Calculators Ti-84 Plus are available for students enrolled in Math 13 (Statistics).

CAFYES

Additional enhanced services for those who qualify.

Additional Services for CARE Eligible Students

Specialized Counseling and Advisement

CARE students also receive referrals to campus and off-campus agencies and departments. Other support services offered are workshops focused on parenting skills and group support meetings.

CARE Grant

Eligible CARE students may receive a Grant to be used for educationally related expenses such as assistance with child care, textbooks, supplies and transportation costs.

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