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Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), Cooperative Resources Agencies for Education (CARE), and NextUp extends the opportunity of attending higher education to those from educationally and economically underserved backgrounds. EOPS was established to help community college students achieve their educational goals and transfer to a four-year institution.
At Mendocino College, EOPS aims to help you succeed in your educational goals. We provide educationally under-prepared and economically underserved students with the tools needed to get the most out of what college offers.
The EOPS Program enhances your educational success through academic counseling, textbook assistance, and various valuable support services.
As a team, the EOPS Staff offers guidance in a supportive atmosphere, promoting independence, self-esteem, and overall personal success.
How to Apply for EOPS/CARE/NextUP
Step 1: Students must do the following before the student's EOPS Application can be processed:
Submit an Admissions Application to the Admissions Office.
Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be completed online by going to https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. Students who are AB540 should complete a Dream Act Application by going to https://dream.csac.ca.gov.
Attention: Students may submit transcripts from other colleges to get credit for courses they have already taken. The advantage of submitting transcripts is that EOPS Counselors will be able to create a comprehensive Education Plan that will reflect the courses students have already completed. Unofficial copies printed from each of the college's website, may be submitted with the EOPS Application.
Step 2: Student submits an online EOPS Application.
Step 3: The EOPS Office processes the student's EOPS Application and notifies the student whether or not the student is eligible. The student will be notified by email, and a notation will be made in the student's MyMendo account.
Step 4: If the student is eligible, the student will be notified of the deadline for completing the following additional requirements:
enroll in 12 or more units (full-time)
attend an EOPS Orientation (dates & times for EOPS Orientations will be given to the student if the student is offered a spot in the EOPS program)
meet with an EOPS Counselor
Step 5: Students will begin receiving EOPS services (including a Book Voucher or EOPS Grant) after the items in Step 4 have been completed.
The following are the basic eligibility criteria for the EOPS Program.
- California resident or AB540 student
- Enrolled in 12 or more units at Mendocino College
- Eligible for California College Promise Grant (Fee Waiver) A or B
- Must not have completed more than 60 degree-applicable units
- Must not have completed an Associate degree
EOPS Requirements: What We Expect From You
In order to receive and continue to receive services from EOPS, students must:
- Attend an EOPS Orientation
- Complete three counselor contacts each semester
- Maintain a current Student Educational Plan
- Maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average
- Extensive Educational Planning (gives students a plan listing all the classes the student will need to take each semester in order to reach his/her goal)
- Academic Advisement
- Priority Registration
- Book Voucher or Book Grant
- Set of school supplies (given at the beginning of each semester)
- Required Materials Voucher
- Meal and Gas Vouchers
- One-on-One Tutoring
- Fee Waivers for Transferring to a university
- Textbook Lending Library
- Payment of graduation caps and gowns
- Payment of Membership Dues to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
- Work Study Grant
Fall 2023 Hours
Monday- Friday: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Need immediate EOPS assistance? Email us at email@example.com
The EOPS Office is located in the Financial Aid/EOPS Office, MacMillan Hall, Room #1130
EOPS Counselors are located in the Counseling Office, MacMillan Hall, Room #1000
1000 Hensley Creek Road
Ukiah, CA 95482
fax: (707) 468-3197