Front Desk: (408) 741-2023
Extended Opportunity 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 students facing various barriers to academic success. We provide a support network of West Valley EOPS counselors, dedicated staff and fellow students to help you stay focused on your educational path and reach your goals more quickly. If you meet academic and financial eligibility requirements, you may qualify for the broad range of support services and opportunities offered by our program.Begin EOPS Application
CARE Services available for eligible single parents receiving TANF:
EOPS is open to full-time students who are considered low-income and educationally disadvantaged and facing various barriers to success. You will need to qualify by both income standards and educational background standards.
To qualify for EOPS you must:
Be identified as having an economic and educational disadvantage by qualifying for either:
Be educationally disadvantaged as defined by state guidelines by meeting one of the following criteria:
If you are eligible for EOPS, you will be required to attend an EOPS New Student Orientation prior to the beginning of each semester.
If you are a single parent receiving TANF or CalWorks, you might be eligible for our CARE program. Talk to the staff person assisting you with your EOPS application for more information.
(Formerly Board of Governors Fee Waiver Program)
|Number in Household
|Total Family Income Last Year
(adjusted gross income and/or untaxed income)
|Each additional family member||$6,720|
* These standards are based upon the federal poverty guidelines, as published each year by the US Department of Health and Human Services. Under Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, the student or student’s family must have a total income in the prior prior year that is equal to or less than 150% of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines based on family size.
The base year is defined as the income year used for the determination of an expected family contribution (EFC) for federal Title IV student financial aid unless professional judgement is exercised by a financial aid office to use the current year income.
See US Department of Health and Human Services for more information.
An EOPS counselor is available for EOPS students after the student is accepted into the program. Our counselors provide personal, academic, and career counseling. EOPS students are required to meet with their EOPS counselor three times each semester.
Priority registration is provided for EOPS students for the Fall and Spring semesters. This service assists students with access to the classes needed to complete their educational plan. To be eligible, students must complete a campus orientation and have a student education plan on file.
EOPS Counselors can assist you in determining your tutorial needs and assist you in getting services at the campus Tutorial Center. The Net Tutor Online Tutoring Program provides 24/7 services for all WVC students.
Students receive counseling and advisement that helps to ensure a successful transition to the four-year college or university of your choice. Our counselors work closely with you to make sure you are on track to transfer. We also sponsor university campus visits to learn more about student life at the university.
EOPS offers various student success workshops, activities and opportunities each semester. Workshops are offered based on student feedback and include sessions on Managing Stress, Test Taking, Note Taking, Time Management, Study Skills, and Transfer Preparation.
We have several computers, a printer, and study area exclusively for EOPS students.
We get to know our students over the course of your time with EOPS. Our counselors and staff can be a resource for letters of recommendation. Please review our short video about how, why and when to ask for letters of recommendation.
EOPS Book Funds are provided to program students who have met the requirements of the EOPS Mutual Responsibility Contract and are progressing academically. EOPS Book Funds amount varies depending on funding and are redeemable at the campus bookstore.
EOPS Book Funds are available for all West Valley EOPS students enrolled in West Valley and/or Mission College courses. These funds are available at the College Bookstore after students are approved and complete their EOPS enrollment.
If you drop any class, you are required to return the book to the West Valley Bookstore during the bookstore's return period (check posted dates at bookstore). Past this date, you must return the book to the EOPS office. EOPS can’t pay for books for classes you aren’t enrolled in, nor may we allow you to keep those books.
All purchases will be audited to ensure that guidelines have been followed.
A school supply pack is provided to new EOPS students and basic supplies are on hand for students in need. Blue books, and scantrons are available at the front desk.
EOPS Grants may be offered in semesters when funding permits. To be eligible for a grant, students must meet the requirements of the EOPS Mutual Responsibility Contract, including three counseling contacts and one approved EOPS activity.
EOPS students are eligible for up to four UC/CSU application fee waivers. Private school applications and additional waivers are considered on a case-by-case basis. Meet with your counselor before you are ready to begin the application process.
Cap and gowns are provided for students who participate in the WVC Graduation, Transfer and Certificate ceremony. Inform your counselor you plan to participate in the ceremony.
We honor our students who have met their WVC education goals at an evening celebration. This is a special night in May where students and their families are celebrated for goal attainment, including degree awarded, transfer requirements completed, and certificates earned.
EOPS Emergency Loans are available on a one-time basis for up to $300. Students are required to repay the loan within the semester borrowed in a series of payments.
CARE is a program designed to help single-parent students succeed in college. Because we realize that attending college and being a single-parent can pose many challenges, we will help you to achieve your educational goals.
EOPS Counselors available for 30-60 minute appointments during the Fall and Spring semesters.
Call (408) 741-2023 or stop by the EOPS office to schedule.
EOPS is accepting applications for Spring 2021.
Steps To Apply for Extended Opportunity Program and Services
|Monday||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Tuesday||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM – 1:00 PM|
Front Desk: (408) 741-2023