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


Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS)



President Donald Trump’s administration announced on Sept. 5 that they were ending the DACA program and would accept no new applications. Those in the DACA program whose permits expire by March 2018 will be allowed to apply for renewals as long as they do so by Oct. 5.

The cost of a permit renewal is $495, which can be a daunting fee for many. Yesterday, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office informed us that Mission Asset Fund has agreed to offer a $495 scholarship for any DACA student in a California community college, California State University, or University of California school.

 To apply for the scholarship, DACA students should visit to learn more and complete an online application. Applicants will need to complete a short questionnaire and provide documentation of their DACA status with an expiration date on or before March 5, 2018.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 Open Registration: 11am - 7pm                             
Jewish Family Service of San Diego, 8788 Balboa Avenue, San Diego CA 92123
What to bring: CA Driver's License, Copy of initial application, Social Security Card, Work Authorization card, Check or money order made payable to "U.S. Department of Homeland Security" for $495 or/or Court certified disposition of actions, if any. To Register contact: Contact Guillermo at (858) 637-3046 or

EOPS Overview

EOPS counselors ease the transition into college for new, returning and re-entry students. The over and above support provided improves access to higher education.

EOPS is designed for the recruitment, orientation and retention of California residents who are economically and educationally disadvantaged.

EOPS provides cohort building events, the EOPS Student Club, and Work Experience (WEX110) as integral components to the success of EOPS students.

CARE Overview

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education

CARE is designed for single parent students who participate in the EOPS program and receive CalWORKs/TANF assistance.

CARE provides child care grants for study time (as funding permits), success seminars, new and continuing student orientation and an annual CARE Food Pantry and holiday event.

UP! Overview

Unlimited Potential!

UP! is designed to assist current or former foster youth, youth raised in guardianship, or homeless youth. This program is an intensive case management collaboration between the EOPS program and Financial Aid.  However, students do not need to be eligible for the EOPS program to participate in the UP! Program.  Any former foster youth, youth raised in guardianship, or homeless youth enrolled at Cuyamaca College are eligible to participate in the UP! Program.   

CAFYES Program

The CAFYES program is to support the educational goals of current and former foster youth students participating in the EOPS program. This program is a supplemental component of the EOPS program which provides above and beyond services.

CAFYES Services

Borderless Spaces Overview

AB540 Students

Borderless Spaces is designed to assist AB540/Undocumented students who have filled out the Dream Act application. Services provided include counseling, book vouchers (as funding permits), homework station, new and continuing student orientation, and a safe space for all undocumented students.

Last Updated: 09/26/2017


Room A-300, in the
One-Stop Student Center.

Maps and Directions

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

8:30 am -1:00 pm

Contact Information

Phone: (619) 660-4204
Fax: (619) 660-4279

Mailing Address:
Cuyamaca College
900 Rancho San Diego Pkwy
El Cajon, CA 92019-4304

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

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