Bakersfield College

EOPS/CARE graduation medallions

CARE

The Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) Program promotes students' success by offering specialized services to Bakersfield College students who are single parents receiving public assistance (CalWORKs/TANF/Tribal TANF). As a supplemental component of EOPS, this state-funded program provides educational and financial assistance.

Visit the EOPS Program for further eligibility requirements and services.

CARE Services Provided

EOPS Binder Awards

  • Priority registration: First to register before other students on campus
  • Book Vouchers: As funding permits and when not granted through the county
  • Bus Passes or Gas Card - As funding permits, must meet qualifications
  • School Supplies: As funding permits
  • Meal Vouchers: Must have financial need
  • Child Care Grants: As funding permits, must be in good financial aid standing
  • Tutoring: Obtain an extra tutoring session referral per class, per week
  • Comprehensive Student Educational Planning: Develop a student plan (CSEP) to succeed
  • University Campus Visits: Attend university campus tours
  • Caps & Gowns: FREE cap & gown for CARE graduates