Extended Opportunities Programs & Services (EOPS)
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.
Fall 2023 Application
Thank you for your interest in the EOPS Program.
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) 381-6596
- Academic, Career, and Transfer Counseling
- CARE (Single Parents Program)
- Enrollment Guidance
- Textbook Assistant
- EOPS Grants
- Priority Registration
- Transfer Assistance
- Textbook Lending Library
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.
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.