Welcome to the NextUp Program

The NextUp program (also known Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support or CAFYES) is a service provided through EOPS to assist qualifying current and former foster students. The additional services offered to NextUp eligible students include NextUp orientation and workshops, NextUp grants, meal cards, gas cards, parking permits, bus passes, and educational supplies. 

Virtual NextUp Center


                   Booklet: NextUp Program

NextUp Program BookletView booklet (pdf)


Video: NextUp Program


Location: NextUp Center

Merced Main Campus
Student Union Building, 127 (see map)
Phone: (209) 384-6077

Los Banos Campus
Student Services, Building A (see map)