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 successfully achieve their educational goals.  California Code of Regulations (Title 5), Chapter 2.5 (Sections 56200-56292)


Fall 2019 Semester starts

on September 3, 3019!

  • Don't wait to sign up for classes, spaces are filling up fast!  Check out our Schedule of Classes page for more information.

  • Our Annual Symposium will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, from 9 am to 1 pm in the SJCC Theater. Please check your emails for more information.

See you soon!


CLICK HERE TO APPLY! To be eligible for the program a student must:

  • Be a California Resident or AB540

  • Be enrolled in at least 12 units

  • Have fewer than 70-degree applicable units in any combination of post-secondary higher education institutions.
  • Meet the income Guidelines
  • Be educationally disadvantaged


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 EOP&S mutual responsibility contract.   

For additional information, see Limitations on Eligibility (Sect. 56226).
EOP&S SERVICESEOP&S offers eligible students the following services:

  • Priority Registration:  Register 2-3 days before everyone else on campus 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 will guide you to ensure you take the classes you need to meet your goal and 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.


Click here if you are an EOP&S student and you need to get a copy of your educational plan.

We will provide you with a copy of your educational plan within 24 hours.  If your educational plan is older than a year, we encourage you to make an appointment with one of our counselors to update the Plan.  

To make an appointment, please call 408.288.3788. 


We look forward to hearing from you!

Let us know what you have been up to since graduating by signing our Guest Book

Share your memories, and reconnect with the EOP&S Program.


The mission of the San José City College EOP&S/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 EOP&S/CARE staff commits to the following actions:

  • To eliminate barriers and ensure access to post-secondary education for all eligible students.

  • To positively affect student self-concept, self-esteem, and self-advocacy.

  • To facilitate the successful completion of student educational goals and objectives.

  • To facilitate the transfer and career placement of students.

  • To provide personal accessible services.


EOPS Nickel Nail logo

 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.


  • Contact Form:  This form is used when you see a counselor in a different Department (METAS, SAS, CalWorks, Puente, etc)
  • EOPS Reinstatement Petition:  If you have been denied services and will like to petition, please complete the attached form and submit it to the EOPS Coordinator.
  • EOPS Transfer Form:  Transferring to another Community College.



Contact Us

EOPS Nail Logo  Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Student Center, 

SC-201, 2nd Floor

Phone: 408.288.3788

Fax: 408.971.3641

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Dr. Eliazer Ayala-Austin

Dean of Counseling 408.288.3129     

Dr. Fabio Gonzalez Coordinator/Counselor


Interim, Sr. Division Administrative  Assistant


Teresa Aguirre

Staff Assistant I


Elena Dutra

EOP&S Counselor

Julio Flores

EOP&S/Guardian Counselor​​

Olga Morales-Anaya

EOP&S Counselor

Thuy Cao

EOP&S Counselor

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