Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)/CARE
EOPS provides support services to low-income and educationally eligible students attending College of San Mateo. The mission of EOPS is to assist students to achieve their educational goals, which include earning a certificate, associate degree and/or transfer to a four-year university.
Eligible students will receive “over and above” support services that include: priority registration, individual counseling; book service; tutoring; academic success and personal workshops; parking permit; computer and printing access; and transfer application fee waivers and university-tours. The program is funded by the State of California and the San Mateo County Community College District.
In order for a student to be considered for the EOPS program, the following criteria must apply:
- Full-time (12 units) enrollment
- Qualification to receive the Board of Governors Enrollment Fee Waiver (BOGW)
- Completion of fewer than 70 college-level units
- Meet the educational and low income definition as determined by the EOPS guidelines
Interested students should visit the EOPS office located in Building 10, Room 110, or call 574-6154. For office hours and additional information visit the EOPS & CARE website.