Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS)

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to comprehend EOPS processes through face to face contact, publications and technology.
  • Demonstrate their ability to successfully complete program requirements towards earning an Associate Degree, transferring to a four-year university or earning a vocational certificate that will lead to rewarding employment.
  • Identify and utilize departmental online services thereby demonstrating independence and responsibility pertaining to EOPS;

The Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS) program was established as a result of Assembly Bill 164 passed by the California Legislature in 1969 to increase the enrollment in community college campuses who have been marginalized by economics, education, and society. The primary goal of EOPS is to promote educational achievement and personal growth by providing comprehensive counseling and advising to students who face academic, social, and economic barriers in higher education. 

Who is Eligible?

To be considered for eligibility in the EOPS program, a student must:

  • Be a resident of California, or meet AB540/California Dream Act requirements;
  • Be enrolled full-time (12 units) with MSJC when accepted by the EOPS program;
  • Qualify to receive a Promise Grant (formerly Board of Governor’s Waiver) A or B and apply for financial aid by filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
  • Be educationally disadvantaged as determined by the EOPS program; and
  • Have completed less than forty-five (45) degree applicable units.
  • Foster youth students are exempt from the unit completion.

Academic, vocational and personal counseling is the foundation of the EOPS Program. EOPS provides eligible students with specialized services which extend "above and beyond" college services, including: book grants, priority registration, SGA and parking fees, starter kits, transportation fee, referrals, UC/CSU application waivers and graduation packs. Please note that these specialized services are based on availability of funds and are subject to change. 

How can I apply for EOPS?

The EOPS and CARE application are located on the web at msjc.edu/eops/. Applications are accepted prior to the beginning of the semester however please check the EOPS annual calendar for application opening periods. Applications are only accepted during these open periods.

The EOPS/CARE office is located on the San Jacinto Campus and Menifee Campus. Counselors are also available at the San Gorgonio Pass. The San Jacinto office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM and on Friday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon. Times may vary during holidays and summer. Visit us on the web at msjc.edu/eops/, for more information about the program and our office hours. You may also contact the EOPS/CARE staff by calling (951) 487-3295 or via email at eopsoffice@msjc.edu.