EOPS/CARE application process


However, EOPS may potentially be opening up a limited number of slots for new applicants for the Spring 2014 semester. Please check our website or sign up on our email notification list located in the EOPS office to receive up-to-date information about when applications will be available. The EOPS program is a highly impacted program. Only eligible students will be offered a space on a first-come, first-served basis based on need and state guidelines for EOPS eligibility.

Eligible EOPS students, who are single parents who are participating in CalWORKs/TANF, and have children thirteen years of age or younger, may also apply for the CARE Program. If you are a potential CARE student or would like more information, please contact the EOPS Office.


In order to apply for EOPS, you must complete the following steps during the open application period and before submitting an application:

1)  Enroll in at least 12.0 units (Note: DSS students may submit a DSS certification to enroll in fewer than 12.0 units. Also, parent students or former foster youth may enroll in 9.0 - 11.9 units)

If you are a former or current foster youth, please contact Lindsay Kong at 925-969-2129, for assistance with EOPS or to get information about foster youth support programs on campus.

2)  Submit the Board of Governors Enrollment Fee Waiver (BOGW) to the Financial Aid Office and allow at least 48 hours for processing. You must be deemed eligible for the BOGW in order to be eligible for EOPS.

3)  Submit official (sealed/unopened) transcripts from other colleges attended to the DVC Admissions and Records office

Once the three steps above have been completed, you may submit a completed EOPS Application to the EOPS Office in person.

We also recommend the following steps:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for EOPS parent grants and work-study. Completion of the FAFSA is highly recommended but not required for EOPS eligibility.
  • Complete the CARE program application for potential CARE students. CARE applicants must also be eligible for and in good-standing with the EOPS Program. CARE applicants must submit a separate application, which is available in the EOPS Office. A copy of the student's most current Notice of Action is also required. Please contact Priscilla Beas, EOPS & CARE Assistant for more information.

The EOPS Office will notify you by mail regarding your eligibility for the EOPS and CARE programs.

Space is limited each semester. Eligible students who are offered a space in the program must attend an EOPS New Student Orientation and complete a 2-6 semester Educational Plan with an EOPS counselor prior to officially joining EOPS and receiving EOPS or CARE services.

Each semester, EOPS students must meet the following requirements:

  • Meet with an EOPS Peer Advisor once each semester. EOPS students do not need an appointment to see a peer advisor. Drop in to the EOPS Office. The schedule for peer advisor visits for the fall semester is as follows:
    Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Meet with an EOPS/CARE Counselor twice each semester for scheduled counseling visits. You may schedule a counseling appointment in person or over the phone at the EOPS/CARE Office or Counseling Center. Be sure when you are scheduling an appointment with the Counseling Center to identify yourself as an EOPS student and schedule with one of the EOPS/CARE counselors listed below.

NOTE: Counseling appointments may also be scheduled online through e-SARS. However, please be aware appointments with full-time EOPS counselors, Raine Dougan and Paula Stanfield, are not available online. If you would like to see either Raine or Paula, please schedule directly with the EOPS Office or Counseling Center.

  • Complete required units (67% of enrolled units) with a 2.0 GPA.
  • Complete one mid-semester EOPS Progress Reports for each class and submit to an EOPS counselor for review.

Counseling appointments with other college counselors regarding non-EOPS matters are allowable. However, these appointments will not count as a required EOPS counseling visit.

EOPS Counselors:

Jamie Bailey
Rita Delgado
Maria Dorado
Raine Dougan
Carol Okay
Paula Stanfield
Danni Vilas

CARE Counselors:

CARE students may see any EOPS counselor for a scheduled EOPS/CARE visit.


Catherine Jester
Kellie Conde
Ted Munoz - San Ramon Campus

DSS students may see a DSS counselor for a scheduled EOPS/CARE visit.

San Ramon Counselor (for 100% SRC students): Ted Munoz


EOPS Parent Grants*

Parent study-time grants are offered to students with dependent children under the age of 14. Grants will be disbursed by the Cashier’s Office according to the Financial Aid paydays each fall and spring semester. The EOPS Office requires supplemental documentation to verify dependent care expenses. EOPS parent students must be grant eligible (enrolled in at least 9 units) at each disbursement (up to three disbursements per semester depending on budget). A check will be mailed to your current address on file in the Admissions Office.

*Grants are awarded based on available funding. Currently, EOPS parent grants are suspended for the 2012-13 academic years due to budget cuts.


For more information, please call the EOPS Office, located on the first floor of the Student Services Center, Room 127 on the main DVC campus at 925-969-2123.

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