EOPS, CARE, CalWORKs, & Guardian Scholars

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state and college funded program designed to assist students with economic, linguistic, and educational challenges (as defined by Title V) enroll and succeed in higher education. Comprehensive support services are provided to promote access to college and once the student is enrolled, to increase retention and/or transfer to four-year universities and colleges.

The Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program is comprised solely of Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) students who are also single parents receiving public assistance. The CARE program is the combined effort of three agencies: the Department of Social Services, the Department of Employment and Cypress College. The hope is to break the welfare-dependency cycle by completing college-level educational training programs to become more employable and economically self-sufficient.

The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program provides services to students who are receiving Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF). Staff are not employed by the Social Services Agency (SSA) but by the North Orange County Community College District as advocates of self-sufficiency through education.

Guardian Scholars is designed to support current and former foster youth whom are attending Cypress College. We welcome you to work with a team that is personally invested in your academic, career, and personal success.
EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs Application

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There is always someone available in financial aid to answer any questions that I may have pertaining to student loans.
-Anna Scott

Contact Information

Cypress College Complex,
2nd Floor

Office Hours:

Monday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Summer Office Hours:
Mon - Thur: 8a.m. - 6p.m.

Phone: 714-484-7368
Fax: 714-952-2753