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



NextUp Program Overview

The NextUp program is a supplemental component of the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) program. NextUp is designed to supnextup logoport the educational goals and holistic well-being of current and former foster youth. The goal is to provide ‘over and above’ supportive services to help former foster youth overcome the extra obstacles that may be holding them back from the pursuit of higher education through the completion of a certificate, degree or transfer.


CAFYES was authorized by Chapter 771, Statute of 2014.


NextUp Services

As a NextUp student, you will receive all the EOPS services plus you may be eligible for these additional supports:


  • Academic Counseling Appointments
  • Faculty and Peer Mentoring
  • Life Skill Workshops
  • Community Building Events
  • Textbook Assistance
  • Grants
  • Transportation Assistance Resources
  • Housing Referral
  • Hygiene Closet (Basic needs supplies)
  • Community Lockers 
  • Personal Counseling Referral
  • Access of Food Pantry


To qualify for the NextUp Program, you must:

  • Be a current or former foster youth whose dependency was established or continued by the court on or after the youth's 13th birthday
  • Be no older than 26 years of age at the commencement of the academic year in which he/she participates
  • Be enrolled in at .5 or 1 unit
  • Complete a FAFSA
  • Submit a copy of your Dependency Letter

To Apply

To apply for the NextUp Program, you must:

  • Complete the EOPS application EOPS Application
  • Provide a copy of your dependency letter/verification of foster youth status
  • Complete the EOPS and NextUp Orientation

If you need assistance in applying for the program or obtaining necessary documentation, please do not hesitate to contact us.


NextUp Orientation

All students admitted to the NextUp Program MUST attend a NextUp and/or EOPS Orientation. Both new and continuing students are required to participate. Check with the office for orientation dates.


NextUp Program Contact: Jenny King (jenny.king@gcccd.edu)