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Del Norte Campus

Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS)

The Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS) offered through the College of the Redwoods are state funded services intended to assist eligible students in the achievement of their educational goals. EOPS services include the following:

  • EOPS Book Vouchers
    Students who qualify may receive assistance for the purchase of books through the book voucher program. Book vouchers are intended to assist, not replace financial aid.
  • Priority Registration
    EOPS students are given priority registration before continuing, new, or returning students.
  • Orientation
    A special EOPS orientation is provided once a semester to acquaint new students with EOPS services and eligibility, as well as an opportunity to meet faculty and staff.
  • Counseling/Advising
    Specialized counseling for EOPS students focuses on academic planning, career planning, and/or personal concerns. Services are designed to assist students to develop planning strategies so that they may succeed in reaching their academic and occupational goals.
  • CSU and UC Fee Application Waivers
    College of the Redwoods EOPS members who apply to a University of California or California State University campus qualify for a fee waiver on their application.

To apply: In order to receive EOPS services, students must complete a Special Programs Application available at the Financial Aid Office. Students will also be required to file a FAFSA Application form and a BOG fee waiver.
Eligibility: Eligibility is determined based on the information submitted on the Special Programs application, the BOG fee waiver and federal financial aid form. For more information, please stop by the Financial Aid Office.

Contacts: Carol Mathews                                707-465-2322
                  Tory Eagles                                    707-465-2326

 

EOPS MISSION STATEMENT

  • To increase the number and percentage of students enrolled in community colleges who are affected by language, social, and economic disadvantages, consistent with state and local matriculation policies.
  • To increase the number and percentage of EOPS students who successfully complete their chosen educational objectives.
  • To increase the number and percentage of EOPS students who are successfully placed into career employment.
  • To increase the number and percentage of EOPS students who transfer to four year institutions following completion of the related educational programs at community colleges.
  • To strive to assist community colleges to meet student and employee affirmative action objectives.
  • To improve the delivery of programs and services to the disadvantaged.

EOPS HISTORY
Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) was established in 1969 as a social reform program of the California Community Colleges. The program's initiating legislation, Senate Bill 164 (Alquist), encouraged the state's community colleges to develop programs and services to meet the unique educational needs of "students handicapped by language, social, and economic disadvantages;" programs and services "over, above, and in addition to" the regular educational programs of the college. It is governed by Article 8 of the California Education Code specifically Chapter 2.5 of Division 8, Part VI of Title 5 of the State of California Education Code.
The purpose of these services was to promote the growth and development of students as individuals and their successful participation in college life. Our program began in 1969-70, the same year as the CSU system's EOP and the Cal Grant B financial aid program. It originally was an extension of the college's Financial Aid Office and has grown from serving 60-70 students in 1974-75 to over 1000 students today.

 

Campus Business Hours
M-F, 8:00-5:00

883 W. Washington Blvd
Crescent City, CA  95531
707-465-2380
Fax 707-464-6867

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