Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) is a California state-funded program that provides an accessible and rewarding college experience to low-income students facing social, economic, and educational disadvantages. The program was established in 1969 by the California Legislature with the goal to provide access and educational equity for community college students.

To qualify, a student must:

♦ Be a California resident or Dream Act Student

♦ Qualify for the Board of Governors' Fee Waiver (BOGW) A or B

♦ Be enrolled as full-time student at Cuesta

♦ Have completed less than 70 units of college work

♦ Be educationally disadvantaged, as determined by the EOPS criteria


Services available for eligible students:

♦ Career, academic and personal counseling 

♦ A book voucher to help with the cost of textbooks

♦ EOPS/CARE lending library

♦ Priority registration

♦ Registration assistance

♦ Assistance with completing financial aid applications

♦ Workshops

♦ Referrals to tutorial services and community resources

♦ Network with four-year institutions

♦ Annual social activities


EOPS/CARE is blending with CalWORKs and Foster Youth to Become CaFE Centers!

    We’re making some exciting changes!  Cuesta College Student Services is proud to announce the opening of the CaFE Centers on the San Luis and North County Campuses.  The CaFE Centers blend the long standing CalWORKs and EOPS/CARE programs and add a new service component for foster youth.  The CaFE Centers are located in facilities formerly housing the EOPS/CARE and CalWORKs programs and will be staffed with familiar faces. 

   NOTE: CaFE is an acronym; Ca-CalWORKs, F-Foster Youth, E-EOPS/CARE that identifies the bringing together of multiple services without the stigma associated with any individual program.  

   Please continue to refer students to our programs via the CaFE Centers and feel free to call or come by with questions. We look forward to working with you to achieve your educational goals!




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This page is maintained by EOPS/CARE (805) 546-3144.