Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)/CARE

EOPS provides support services to low-income and educationally eligible students attending the College of San Mateo. The mission of EOPS is to assist students to achieve their educational goals, which include earning: a certificate, an 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 life skills workshops, transportation assistance, computer and printing access, 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:

  1. Full-time (12 units) enrollment, unless authorized for less.
  2. Qualification to receive the California College Promise Grant (CCPG), formerly known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW).
  3. Completion of fewer than 70 college-level units.
  4. Meet the educational and income criteria determined by the EOPS guidelines.

For more information, visit the CSM EOPS/CARE website (College Center, Building 10, Room 110, 574-6154).