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Bakersfield College

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The EOPS Program

The Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state-funded support program designed to provide academic support, financial assistance and encouragement for educationally disadvantaged students. The goal of the program is to help eligible students meet their educational objectives, whether they seek occupational certificates, associate degrees, or transfer to four-year institutions.


Services Provided

Students that participate in EOPS receive the personalized support and services listed below:

  • Priority Registration: First to register before other students on campus
  • Counseling: Counselors will meet with you every semester for advising
  • Book Vouchers: As funding permits, up to $200 towards books
  • Grants: As funding permits, we can help with additional grant money
  • Tutoring: Obtain an extra tutoring referral session per class, per week
  • Student Educational Planning: Develop a Comprehensive Student Educational Plan (CSEP) to succeed
  • University Campus Visits: Attend University campus tours
  • Cap & Gown: FREE cap & gown for EOPS graduates 
  • CARE program for eligible single parents who receive TANF or CalWORKs benefits
  • Additional services!

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