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Program Eligibility

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S) is a California state-funded categorical program at the community college level. At American River College, funding often determines the number of students that are accepted into EOP&S every year.EOP&S also has NextUp, also known as CAFYES (Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support), provides community college students with resources that make a difference. The program offers eligible current and former foster youth support and services that could include help with books and supplies, transportation, tutoring, food and emergency housing and provide essential tools and resources to succeed in higher education. EOP&S also has the Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program that is geared for college students that are single-parents who have a child/children 13 years or younger (as verified by your eligibility worker) and meet certain requirements (see below).

ARC students may be eligible for services if they meet all of the following criteria:

In addition, ARC students must meet ONE of the following criteria:

All CARE students must first be admitted into the EOP&S program. If you are admitted into EOP&S and CARE, you must attend a mandatory orientation as well as attend two workshops each semester. To be eligible for CARE, you must meet all the following criteria:

  • Be a single parent, head of household
  • Currently receiving TANF
  • Have a child/children
  • Must meet the eligibility criteria for both EOPS and CARE
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