The primary goal of Merced College EOPS is to encourage the enrollment, retention and transfer of students challenged by language, social, economic and educational disadvantages, and to facilitate the successful completion of their goals and objectives in college. EOPS offers academic and support counseling, financial aid and other support services.   

EOPS Program Application

Fall 2024 EOPS Applications Now Available!

It could take up to 2 weeks to process your application. You will be contacted by EOPS Staff within that time.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to an EOPS Team Member, contact (209) 386-6693

  • EOPS Services

    • Academic, Career, and Transfer Counseling
    • CARE (Single Parents Program)
    • Enrollment Assistance
    • Textbook Assistant
    • EOPS Grants
    • Priority Registration
    • Transfer Assistance
    • Textbook Lending Library

  • CARE Program

    The CARE program is an additional service provided through the EOPS program to assist the single parent students that have a child that receives TANF. The additional services to CARE eligible
    students include CARE orientation and workshops, CARE grants, meal cards, gas cards, parking permits, and bus passes.

  • NextUp Program

    The NextUp program (also known Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support (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, and educational supplies.

Student Information

Materials Request

You may borrow up to two textbooks and a calculator. Requests are not guaranteed, as lending library materials are first-come, first-served.

First Book Request

Second Book Request

Calculator Request

If you need a calculator, please select one below.


Los Banos Campus

Student Services Building
Phone: (209) 381-6423
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
*Closed for lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm

Merced Main Campus

Lesher Student Services Center, 2nd floor
Phone: (209) 250-7844

Los Banos EOPS Staff