West Hills College Extended Opportunity Program & Services, or EOPS, program helps disadvantaged students earn their degrees and the opportunity for a more promising future.
EOPS is a state-funded program designed to help students successfully complete a program of higher education. The students in this program usually have some sort of social, language, economic or educational disadvantage.
Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education, or CARE, was created as a supplemental component of EOPS to provide additional educational support services and activities for students who are academically unprepared, dependent on welfare, or are single, head of household.
Pending application approval, students in EOPS will have access to things like academic, career, and personal counseling, book services and grants, educational supplies, priority registration, and student activities and workshops.
To be eligible for EOPS, students must be a California resident, qualify for the CA Promise Grant, be enrolled as a full-time student at WHCC, not have completed 70 units of degree applicable coursework, and be educationally disadvantaged as determined by an EOPS designee or director.
To be eligible for CARE, students must be EOPS eligible, at least 18 years of age, single-parent head of household, a current recipient of CalWORKS/TANF, and a parent of a child under 14 years of age at the time of acceptance.
For more information on the programs, eligibility, or staff for EOPS/CARE programs, visit the EOPS/CARE resource page.
For the EOPS/CARE application, and other forms related to the EOPS & CARE programs click the link below.