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:
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
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.
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883 W. Washington Blvd
Crescent City, CA 95531