Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS)


**Important Notice: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Cuyamaca College is closed to all students and the public until further notice.  If you have questions about EOPS or any of our programs, please email the department and we will do our best to respond in a timely manner.  Our email address is:





For current EOPS Students: EOPS has waived all Spring 2020 Requirements (counseling appointments, peer appointments/workshops, and progress reports). Therefore, your eligibility will not be affected by non-completion of your Spring 2020 Requirements. 

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You will likely experience delays during this time. Please be safe and we thank you for your patience.


Extended Opportunity Programs and Services - EOPS

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.



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.  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.   



Next UP Program

Formerly known as Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support

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.



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
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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 Mailing Address:

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