Applications for the Fall 2023 semester are being accepted NOW! While the CR website is down, we are asking our interested students to email EOPS-Staff@redwoods.edu for a digital application or come to the EOPS office for a paper application.
If you applied on or after August 6th, 2023 using the EOPS online application form, your application was lost during the CR website crash and you will need to reapply to the EOPS/NextUp program
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state-funded program designed to provide financial assistance, support and encouragement for eligible income disadvantaged students.
How do I qualify for EOPS?
Be admitted to CR as a California resident or meet California Dream Act requirements.
Be eligible to receive financial aid in the form of a California Promise Grant and meet income limits.
Be enrolled full-time (12 or more units) or receive a waiver.
Have fewer than 70 degree-applicable units completed.
Be educationally disadvantaged as defined by EOPS regulations.
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.
Bus passes OR Renner gas cards (or combo of either)
Career, Academic and Personal Counseling
Free Priority Tutoring
Assistance/Fee Waiver Free
Graduation Cap and Gown
Canvas site with additional resources
Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education
What are the benefits of CARE?
Based on available funding:
CARE Service Grant
Educational Supply Grant
Laptop Loan Program
CARE is a supplemental program to EOPS that is designed to provide the extra help a single parent may need to achieve his or her academic and career goals, and end their dependency on public assistance.
Every CARE student is an EOPS student; therefore the student must meet both EOPS and CARE program eligibility requirements.
How do I qualify for CARE?
Meet the eligibility requirements for EOPS
Be at least 18 years of age
Be designated as a single-parent/single-head of household
Be currently receiving CalWORKs /TANF/Tribal TANF cash aid for yourself and/or your child/children.
Have at least one dependent child under the age of 18.
Be enrolled full-time upon admission into the program or receive a waiver for less than full-time enrollment.
NextUp NextUp provides community college students with resources that make a difference. The program offers eligible current and former foster youth support and services that could include help with books and supplies, transportation, tutoring, food and emergency housing. Eligible NextUp students automatically qualify for EOPS services!
Students can apply for NextUp through the EOPS application
Students must have been in the foster care system on or after their 13th birthday
Students must be under the age of 26 at the commencement of the academic year in which the student first enrolls in the program
Former NextUp students can return after they turn 26 and will be automatically readmitted
There is no limit on how long a NextUp student can stay in the program
Next up students are encouraged but not required to make contacts
Find us on Canvas!
The CR EOPS Canvas site has additional resources and information for current EOPS students.
It is the policy of College of the Redwoods not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, or sexual orientation in its educational programs and its employment practices.