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EOPS Office
Room A-300
Office Hours: Mon. - Thur. 8 am to 5 pm, Fri. 8 am to 1 pm
Phone: 619-660-4204
Fax: 619-660-4279


Unlimited potential! (UP!) Program

UP! is for former foster youth who want to attend college.

UP! supports students who are former foster youth or individuals raised in kinship care with personalized help, financial assistance, life-skills coaching, mentoring, housing referrals, and many other services in their efforts to obtain a college education.

Our goal is to provide support and services to help overcome the extra obstacles that may be holding foster youth back from attending college, obtaining a certificate or degree, and acquiring marketable career technical skills.

UP! Services

UP! services may include:

  • Academic, Personal, and Career counseling case management
  • Financial Aid case management
  • Community/basic needs resource referrals such as: housing, Medi-Cal, food stamps, etc.
  • Assistance applying for Financial Aid opportunities such as Chafee grant and scholarships
  • Assistance applying for EOPS or CARE
  • Life skills seminars
  • Cohort building events and orientation
  • Mentoring

Limited Availability

Due to state budget concerns, UP! offers limited program admission. Please stop in or call the EOPS program to inquire.

To Apply

UP! Welcome Back Fall Orientation Updates


Check in with your UP! counselor often for support,
encouragement, advice, and basic resources

Last Updated: 11/24/2014

Student Success

As a former foster youth, I qualified for UP! In that program I worked closely with Pam Fleming, the UP! Financial Aid Advisor. I have never met someone so caring before. She is very genuine and I am very pleased to have her in my life. The UP! Program has helped me meet other people in my situation. They also helped me with academic, career, transfer, and personal advising. I knew I could always go to Pam or Nora if I needed help with my transfer process. Financial Aid, EOPS, and UP! contributed to my success at Cuyamaca College. I received my Associates Degree in Elementary Education. I transferred to San Diego State University in the fall and am doing great.  I encourage everyone to take advantage of the resources you have because they can lead you to many things. I would not have been able to do it without the help I received.

-Lyanna Derringer


EOPS Office
Room A-300
Office Hours: Mon. - Thur. 8 am to 5 pm, Fri. 8 am to 1 pm
Phone: 619-660-4204
Fax: 619-660-4279

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