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.

EOPS Mission

  • 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.

What EOPS services are available?

*Based on available funding, subject to change:

School Supply Assistance

  • $500 Textbook Award
  • Textbook Lending Library
  • Calculator/Laptop Loans

Transportation Assistance

  • Bus passes OR Renner gas cards (or combo of either)

Academic Planning

  • Career, Academic and Personal Counseling
  • Priority Registration
  • Registration Assistance
  • Free Priority Tutoring

Workshops Transfer

Assistance/Fee Waiver Free

GED/HiSet Testing

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
  • Transportation Assistance
  • 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?

  1. Meet the eligibility requirements for EOPS
  2. Be at least 18 years of age
  3. Be designated as a single-parent/single-head of household
  4. Be currently receiving CalWORKs /TANF/Tribal TANF cash aid for yourself and/or your child/children.
  5. Have at least one dependent child under the age of 18.
  6. Be enrolled full-time upon admission into the program or receive a waiver for less than full-time enrollment.

How do I apply?

Email EOPS-Staff@redwoods.edu to request an application.


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

Getting Foster Care Verification:
Fill out request form by clicking this link > https://fosteryouthhelp.ca.gov/verification-request-form/ 

What the verification letter is for?“ Next Up Program Verification ”

For assistance from the California Ombudsperson’s office call: 1-877-846-1602


Eureka Campus
Hours:  Mon.-Thurs. 8am-5pm
Fri. 8am-4pm
Phone: 707-476-4270

Del Norte
Phone: 707-465-2324
FAX: 707-464-6867

Location: Financial Aid Office
Phone: 530-625-4846

Email us!

Find us on Canvas!
The CR EOPS Canvas site has additional resources and information for current EOPS students.


7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
Eureka, CA 95501

(707) 476-4100

Del Norte Campus

883 W Washington Blvd
Crescent City, CA 95531

Eureka Downtown Site

525 D St,
Eureka, CA 95501

(707) 476-4500

Klamath-Trinity Site

PO Box 529
65 Orchard St
Hoopa, CA 95546

530-625-4821 ext. 105
Fax: 530-625-4895

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