​Welcome to EOP&S

The Extended Opportunity Program & Services (EOP&S) is funded by the State and assists low-income, educationally disadvantaged members of our community to achieve their educational goals. California Code of Regulations (Title 5), Chapter 2.5 (Sections 56200-56292).


To be eligible for the program and services a student must:
  • Be a California Resident
  • Be enrolled in at least 12 units
  • Have fewer than 70 degree applicable units in any combination of post secondary higher education institutions
  • Meet income guidelines
  • Be educationally disadvantaged 
To access a copy of the EOPS application, please click here or download below.  All EOP&S forms are available for download below.

EOP&S Services

EOP&S can offer you the following:
  • Priority Registration:  Register before everyone else to get the classes you need.  
  • Book Vouchers: Let us help with the costs of your  books. 
  • Lending Library:  Don’t buy – borrow your book from our lending library and stretch your book voucher.
  • Academic Counseling:  We’ll make sure you take the right classes in the right order.    
  • Personal Counseling:  It’s a struggle sometimes.  You’re not alone.        
  • Career Counseling:  Not sure what you want to be when you grow  up?  
  • Success Skills Workshop:   Learn the skills you need to  get to the top! 
  • Cap & Gown:  Let us help you prepare for your big moment.    
  • University Visits: Where’s your next step going to take you?   
  • Transfer Assistance: It’s a big move – we’ll help you with the next big step.
  • UC/CSU Fee Waivers:  Apply to the UC/CSU of your choice without worrying about the cost of the application.


Limitations on Eligibility

A student who has met the eligibility requirements shall
remain eligible until the student:  

  • Has completed 70 degree applicable credit units or
  • Has completed consecutively six semester terms or
  • Has failed to meet the terms, conditions, and follow-up provisions of the student education plan and/or the EOPS mutual responsibility contract.

Limitations on Eligibility (Sect. 56226)

​EOP&S Mission Statement

The mission of the San José City College EOPS/CARE is to support our students in achieving their academic and personal goals by establishing "over and above" support services and programs for income and educationally eligible students. To this end, the EOPS/CARE staff commits to the following actions:
  • To eliminate barriers and ensure access to post-secondary education for all eligible students.
  • To  provide personal accessible services.
  • To facilitate the transfer and career placement of students.
  • To facilitate the successful completion of student  educational goals and objectives.
  • To positively affect student self concept, self esteem and self advocacy. 

Symbol of Nickel and Nail


A young man was walking along the street with only a nickel in his pocket, feeling very poor indeed. He was quite depressed about his situation. He picked up a couple of nails which he found on the ground, twisted them together, and put them in his pocket. The nails and the nickel jangled together, making a pleasant noise as the young man continued on his way. It was almost as if he had more money than before. He began to feel more
hopeful about his situation and his attitude changed enough for him to begin trying to improve his position in life.





2014-2015 Income Guidelineshttp://www.sjcc.edu/EOPSProgram/Documents/FA BOG Waiver Income Standards 2014-2015.pdf2014-2015 Income GuidelinesEOPS Eligibility
EOPS Implementing Guidelineshttp://www.sjcc.edu/EOPSProgram/Documents/EOPS Implementing Guidelines.pdfEOPS Implementing GuidelinesEOPS Eligibility
Educationally Disadvantaged Criteriahttp://www.sjcc.edu/EOPSProgram/Documents/Educationally Disadvantaged Criteria.pdfEducationally Disadvantaged CriteriaEducationally Disadvantaged CriteriaEOPS Eligibility
Eligibility Limitationshttp://www.sjcc.edu/EOPSProgram/Documents/Limitations on Eligibility Sect 56226.pdfEligibility LimitationsEOPS Eligibility
EOP&S APR Fall 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/EOPSProgram/Documents/EOPS APR Fall 2014.pdfEOP&S APR Fall 2014Academic Progress Report (APR)EOPS Forms
EOP&S Change of Address Formhttp://www.sjcc.edu/EOPSProgram/Documents/EOPS Change of Address Form.pdfEOP&S Change of Address FormIf you moved/updated any contact information, please complete and return this form.EOPS Forms
EOPS Application & Instructionshttp://www.sjcc.edu/EOPSProgram/Documents/EOPS Application.pdfEOPS Application & InstructionsTo apply for EOP&S, please download and print the form.EOPS Forms
EOPS Contact Form for Outsidehttp://www.sjcc.edu/EOPSProgram/Documents/EOPS Contact Form for Outside.pdfEOPS Contact Form for OutsideIf you see another counselor outside EOP&S (DSP, CalWorks, Metas, etc), please bring this form with you. In order to get credit for your visit, you must bring this form signed by the counselor to our office.EOPS Forms
EOPS Student Reinstatement Petitionhttp://www.sjcc.edu/EOPSProgram/Documents/EOPS Student Reinstatement Petition.pdfEOPS Student Reinstatement PetitionIf you have been denied for services, please complete this form. The form will be reviewed by the program coordinator who will contact you once the petition has been reviewed.EOPS Forms
EOPS Student Transfer Informationhttp://www.sjcc.edu/EOPSProgram/Documents/EOPS Student Transfer Information.pdfEOPS Student Transfer InformationIf you are transferring to/from another college, this form must be completed to ease the transfer process.EOPS Forms
Priority Registrationhttp://www.sjcc.edu/EOPSProgram/Documents/Priority Registration.pdfPriority RegistrationWhat is Priority Registration?EOPS Services
Tax Services 2015http://www.sjcc.edu/EOPSProgram/Documents/Taxes Services 2015.pdfTax Services 2015Free Tax Services for low-income families.EOPS Services

Contact Us

EOPS Nail Logo.jpg 


Student Center, SC-201


Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Phone:  (408) 288-3788

Fax:  (408) 971-3641

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Roland Montemayor 

Dean of Counseling

(408) 288-3129     



Andrea Lopez

Sr. Division Administrative  Assistant

(408) 288-3129 


Fabio Gonzalez


(408) 288-3168 



Fazila Nuristani

Academic Advising Specialist

(408) 298-2181 ext. 3652   



Le Cao

Staff Assistant I

(408) 288-3788 



Lila Chiem




Elena Dutra



Carole Young



Valentin Garcia

Adjunct Counselor


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