Cerro Coso Community College

Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS)

Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS)

Welcome to the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) providing services to Cerro Coso Community College online students, students at the Ridgecrest/IWV, Kern River Valley (KRV), East Kern: Tehachapi, and Eastern Sierra (ESCC) Bishop and Mammoth Lakes campuses. The Cerro Coso Community College EOPS Program was developed in 1975 to give community people who have financial and academic need an opportunity to obtain their dreams. EOPS assists and aids in meeting the needs of all eligible students with grants and services such as: placement in math and English, counseling, peer counseling, career development, academic monitoring, priority registration, transportation, and textbook vouchers.

EOPS Qualifications

  • Enrolled in 12 units for fall or spring or 6 units for summer at Cerro Coso Community College
  • Be a California resident – AB 540/CA Dreamers are welcome to apply
  • Demonstrate financial need by qualifying for a California College Promise Grant (formerly known as the BOG Fee Waiver) A, B, or C with a zero Expected Family Contribution (EFC), or California College Promise Grant D “Homeless Youth”  through Financial Aid
  • Educationally Disadvantaged as determined by California State Regulations
  • Not earned an AA/BA Degree
  • Complete an EOPS application and attend a mandatory EOPS orientation
  • Make satisfactory academic progress

How do I apply?

Complete and submit application by faxing to (760) 384-6320 or email to accessprograms@cerrocoso.edu, or turn in to your local campus (Ridgecrest/IWV, KRV, Tehachapi, and ESCC Bishop and Mammoth Lakes ).

ACCESS Programs will receive and review EOPS applications beginning the first day of priority registration and closing 1 week prior to the start of the semester.

Please note: If you were foster youth at the age of 16 or later, you may qualify for additional benefits. Contact the ACCESS Office at 760-384-6250 or accessprograms@cerrocoso.edu.

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