Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS)

The EOPS Program assists low income and educationally disadvantaged full-time students to achieve their academic goals at Santa Rosa Junior College through a variety of support functions that include outreach, orientation, bilingual assistance in Spanish, early registration, counseling, advocacy, transition services, and book awards. The EOPS Program attempts to create an environment that is responsive to the needs of students and supportive of cultural diversity throughout the college community.


The CARE program offers additional assistance such as grants, vouchers, and workshops for parenting students in EOPS who also meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be eligible for EOPS Services
  • Be eligible for TANF, CalWORKs, or SonomaWORKs cash aid
  • Be a single head of household
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have a child 18 years old or younger.

The NextUp program offers financial assistance for current and former foster youth in the form of grants, meal vouchers, food/gas cards, additional support for books and supplies, plus follow-up counseling support and referrals. To be eligible for NextUp, students need to:

  • Be eligible for EOPS Services
  • Be considered a dependent in foster care on or after their 13th birthday
  • No older than 25 years of age at the beginning of the academic year
  • Be enrolled in at least 9 units; DRD students may qualify for under 9 units.

For more information, call (707) 527-4383 or visit https://eops.santarosa.edu/