Cuyamaca College, along with off-campus organizations, provide many resources to support the academic success of students with dependent children. Please click on the links below for more information:
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.
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.
Our program provides supportive services to CalWORKs recipients attending Cuyamaca College. We help students to achieve individual educational goals as well as learn employable skills with the ultimate goal of increased wage earning power to become economically self-sufficient.
WIC (Women, Infants & Children)
The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program helps individuals who are pregnant or just had a baby, and children up to age 5 eat well, be active, and stay healthy. WIC welcomes partners, grandparents, foster parents, or guardians who care for eligible children. WIC services are provided at no cost to you.
Check out the brochure here: English | Spanish
The Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC) provides a credit up $1,083 per tax return for Californians who qualify for CalEITC and have a child under 6 years old.
The Child Tax Credit program can reduce the Federal tax you owe by $1,000 for each qualifying child under the age of 17.
The United States federal earned income tax credit or earned income credit is a refundable tax credit for low- to moderate-income working individuals and couples, particularly those with children. The amount of EITC benefit depends on a recipient's income and number of children.