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).
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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
Limitations on Eligibility
A student who has met the eligibility requirements shall remain eligible until the student:
EOP&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.
If you are an EOP&S student and you need to get a copy of your educational plan, please click here. 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 completing our Guest Book. Share your memories, and reconnect with the EOP&S Program.
EOP&S Mission Statement
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 provide personal accessible services.
To facilitate the transfer and career placement of students.
To facilitate the successful completion of student educational goals and objectives.
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.
Student Center, SC-201
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dr. Eliazer Ayala-Austin
Dean of Counseling 408.288.3129
Dr. Fabio Gonzalez Coordinator/Counselor
Interim, Sr. Division Administrative Assistant
Staff A ssistant I
Academic Advising Specialist