Bakersfield College

EOPS/CARE graduation medallions


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 Assistance: As funding permits and when not granted through the county
  • Educational Grants: As funding permits, must meet qualifications
  • School Supplies: As funding permits
  • 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