West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200


Extended Opportunities Programs & Services (EOPS) is here to assist you in making your college experience successful; getting through college is not an easy task, especially when you try to do it alone! Since 1969, EOPS has been a California state funded program that provides an accessible and rewarding college experience to low income and educationally disadvantaged students facing various barriers to academic success. The majority of EOPS & CARE students embrace the college-going culture and successfully transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

eops student

EOPS Benefits:

  • Academic, Career, and Personal Counseling

  • Priority Registration

  • Transfer Assistance

  • Emergency Loans

  • Math Tutoring & Supplemental Instruction

  • Scholarship Recommendations

  • Student Plus Cards for Textbook Purchases

  • Study Lounge and Computer Lab

  • Student Lounge for socializing, snacks, & peer support

  • School Supplies and Scientific Calculator Loans

EOPS Provides:


  • Academic, Career, and Personal Counseling

  • Book Service for Required Textbooks in WVC Classes

  • Peer Tutoring for all Levels of Math

  • Emergency Loans

  • Scholarship Assistance

  • Additional Services, i.e access to CARE, PAL Academy, and connection to community services

How do I become an EOPS Student?

After you enroll at West Valley College and apply for Financial Aid, come into the EOPS office to obtain an application or download one below. Feel free to check in with one of our helpful staff to better understand your eligibility for our programs and services, we will be happy to assist you in person.

The EOPS application is available 1 month prior to the end of each semester for the following term; applications are accepted through the first few weeks of each new semester. Please apply as early as possible to ensure that we are able to process your application prior to the start of the next semester.

EOPS Eligibility and General Requirements

  • Have fewer than 40 units of degree applicable college credits

  • Be financially and educationally disadvantaged as determined by the State of California


Students must meet one of these Income Level Requirements

Number in Household

(including yourself)

 Total family income last year (adjusted gross income  

 and/or untaxed income)


$17,235 or less
















West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Ave.
Saratoga, CA 95070-5698

Office (408) 741-2023
Fax (408) 741-2405


EOPS Building


EOPS Office Hours - Spring 2015

Mondays - Thursdays

9:00 am - 4:30 pm


9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Mission Statement


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