Cypress College Aid Programs

Anaheim Union Educational Pledge Program

The Anaheim Union Educational Pledge (a.k.a Anaheim Pledge) is a collective designed to transform the lives of students through education and economic advancement.  This new program guarantees all eligible Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) seniors one-year of free tuition to attend their freshman year at Cypress College, Fullerton College, or North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE).

Educational benefits as a Pledge student at Cypress College, Fullerton College, or North Orange Continuing Education include:

  • Priority registration during freshman year
  • First year tuition-free
  • Free English and math textbooks through the Pledge book loan program
  • Opportunities to participate in summer enrichment programs
  • Inclusion in the Guided Pathways initiative which helps students decide on a major, develop an educational plan, and create a course of study which will guarantee transfer-readiness in two years

Students MUST submit a FAFSA and must have their financial aid file completed in order to determine eligibility.

Cypress College Foundation

The Cypress College Foundation Office offers several on-campus scholarships, book loans, as well as other types of support.

Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS)

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.

CARE Program

The Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program is integrated with the EOPS program. CARE offers additional supportive services to EOPS students who are single parents receiving public assistance in order to support their success. 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.

CalWORKs Program

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

The Cypress College Guardian Scholars Program is available for all current and former foster youth attending the college to ensure their academic, career, and personal success.

Veterans Affairs

The VRC and CCVO are committed to ensuring that military and veteran students successfully make the transition from the military environment to campus life, and are assisted in their progress toward completing their academic degree. The VRC and CCVO also provide opportunities for peer-to-peer support for academics and wellness as well as camaraderie, mentoring, and social networking through active participation in campus and local communities. We welcome volunteers from the veteran student community to work with their fellow veterans as mentors to assist them in achieving a successful academic experience.