Extended Opportunity Programs and Services - EOPS

The primary purpose of EOPS is to extend the opportunity for community college education to all who may benefit regardless of economic, social, and educational status. The opportunity includes helping students achieve their educational goals and objectives by obtaining career technical skills and certificates, associate degrees, and transferring to four-year institutions. Our services include academic counseling, priority registration, financial assistance (book vouchers & grants as funding permits), and student success workshops. 


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.


Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education - CARE 

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, access to Food Pantry and holiday events.


Next Up

The Next UP 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.


Unlimited Potential! UP! 

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. Students do not need to be eligible for the EOPS program to participate in the UP! Program.


Resources for Immigrant Students in Education - RISE

RISE is designed to provide a safe space for our AB540/Undocumented students. This safe space will provide students with academic, social, emotional, and financial support for our undocumented community. Students do not need to be eligible for the EOPS program to participate in RISE.


EOPS Office

Building G-300

Cuyamaca College 
900 Rancho San Diego Pkwy

El Cajon, CA 92019-4304


Email: cuyamaca.eopscounter@gcccd.edu

Phone: 619-660-4204


Office Hours:

Mon. 8am to 6pm 

Tues. - Thu. 8am to 5pm 

Fri. 9am to 1pm