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EOPS Office
Room A-300
Office Hours: Mon. - Thu. 8am to 5pm & Fri. 9am to 1pm
Phone: 619-660-4204
Fax: 619-660-4279


Unlimited Potential! (UP!) Program

UP.pngUP! assists students who are current and former foster youth, homeless youth and youth raised in guardianship. The program provides comprehensive networks or resources and support that helps strengthen the capacity for students to obtain a college education.We are a joint collaboration between the EOPS and Financial Aid department. 

UP! Application Requirements

UP! Services
  • Academic, Personal, and Career counseling case management
  • Community/basic needs resource referrals such as: housing, Medi-Cal, CalFRESH, etc.
  • Assistance applying for financial resources such as Chafee grant and scholarships
  • Assistance applying for EOPS or CARE
  • Life Skills Workshops
  • Cohort building events and orientation
  • Mentoring




  • Housing Resource – Housing programs available for foster youth
  • Medi-Cal/Covered til 26 – Free Medi-Cal coverage in California if you were in foster care in any state at age 18 or older. 
  • CalFresh – monthly benefits to assist low-income households in purchasing food they need to maintain adequate nutritional levels.

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

UP! Foster Youth Liaison: Raul Enciso

Last Updated: 06/04/2020

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. - Thu. 8am to 5pm & Fri. 9am to 1pm
Phone: 619-660-4204
Fax: 619-660-4279

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