EOPS Staff & Resources


EOPS Staff

Administrators

Richard F. Rams, Ed.D.
Dean of Student Support Services
rrams@cypresscollege.edu
 
AnnMarie Ruelas
Director, EOPS/CARE & CalWORKs
aruelas@cypresscollege.edu

Counselors

Eva Palomares
EOPS Counselor
epalomares@cypresscollege.edu
 
Alan Reza
EOPS Counselor
areza@cypresscollege.edu
 
Leena Acosta
EOPS Counselor
aacosta@cypresscollege.edu
 
Jacqueline Garcia
EOPS Counselor
jackie.garcia@cypresscollege.edu
 
Teresa Cuara
EOPS Counselor
tcuara@cypresscollege.edu
 
Jonathan Robles
EOPS Counselor
jrobles@cypresscollege.edu
 
Christina Barrios
CalWORKs Counselor
cbarrios@cypresscollege.edu

Staff

Lili Perez-Stroud
EOPS/CARE Program Coordinator
lperez@cypresscollege.edu
 
Ashley Berry
EOPS Specialist
aberry@cypresscollege.edu
 
Leilani Matanguihan Rodgers
EOPS Specialist
lmatanguihan@cypresscollege.edu
 
Briceyda Maldonado
CalWORKs Specialist
bmaldonado@cypresscollege.edu
 
Lisa Hoang
EOPS Technician
lhoang@cypresscollege.edu
 
Teresa Johnston
Accounting Technician
tjohnston@cypresscollege.edu

Resources

Americorps

www.americorps.org
Visit these sites for information and an online application for the Americorps programs.

Athletic Scholarships

www.ncaa.org
Learn about the National Collegiate Athletic Association, recruiting rules and more.

CalFresh Program

www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/calfresh
The CalFresh Program helps to improve the health and well-being of qualified households and individuals by providing them with benefits to be able to purchase fresh food items.

Cal Grants

www.calgrants.org
Presents an overview of the Cal Grant program. You’ll find the basics in one short stop. See www.csac.ca.gov for detailed information.

California Community Colleges

www.cccco.edu
Contains descriptions of all the colleges as well as programs and services.

California Postsecondary Education Commission

www.cpec.ca.gov
Check here for an overview of postsecondary education in California, along with links to the state’s colleges.

California State University

www.calstate.edu
Check out all the CSU campuses, including programs and services.

California Student Aid Commission

www.csac.ca.gov
Learn more about the Cal Grant programs, other state aid and outreach activities, their requirements and how to apply for them.

Citizenship Information

http://uscis.gov
Check here to learn about U.S. citizenship.

College Board Online Scholarship Search

http://apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp
Search this free database of more than 2,000 non-college sources of funding for undergraduate study.

College Opportunities Online

www.nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cool
Plug in your major, interests and geographic area; and this federal government site will fetch likely matches from profiles of more that 7,000 colleges and career schools; includes Fall 2003 tuition costs. You’ll also find the average financial award for each school and how many students receive financial aid.

Cooperative Education

www.co-op.edu
www.ca-co-op.org
Find out more about cooperative education, a work-learn program that incorporates paid work experience with classroom studies.

FAFSA on the Web

www.fafsa.ed.gov
Complete and file the FAFSA online following the easy step-by-step instructions.

FastAid Scholarship Search

www.fastaid.com
Search this database, sponsored by the Cassidy Endowment for Education, for private scholarships, both need- and merit-based. Includes general application strategies.

FastWEB

www.fastweb.com
Browse perhaps the largest and best-known database of private sources of financial aid for undergraduate through graduate study.

Federal Student Aid

www.studentaid.ed.gov
Stop here for details on the major federal aid programs.

FinAid!® The SmartStudent Guide™ to Financial Aid

www.finaid.org
Learn more about financial aid and how to apply for it; includes advice on college life, calculators to estimate your eligibility for financial aid and information on scholarship scams.

Financial Aid for the Health Professions

www.bhpr.hrsa.gov
Browse this site for information on federal financial aid for undergraduate and graduate students in health profession studies.

Funding Your Education

www.studentaid.ed.gov
Read this U.S. Department of Education publication for an overview of student aid created especially for high school juniors and younger students. Click on the “If You Attend…” and the”Junior/High School” link. In English and Spanish.

Gates Millennium Scholarships

www.gmsp.org
Stop here to find out more about scholarships for outstanding Pell Grant-eligible African-American, Hispanic-American, American-Indian, Alaskan-Native or Asian-Pacific Islander-American students funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and administered by the United Negro College Fund.

Golden State ScholarShare

www.scholarshare.com
Find information on the state-sponsored college savings plan.

Help Completing the FAFSA

www.fafsa.ed.gov/help.htm
www.studentaid.ed.gov/completefafsa
Get help here completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

www.hsf.net
Explore scholarship opportunities offered by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

Job Search

www.coolworks.com
www.idealist.com
Find out about hundreds of paid and volunteer jobs in government, state and national parks or overseas for nonprofit organizations.

Mapping Your Future

www.mapping-your-future.org
Take steps toward college and a career at this destination for middle school, high school and adult students.

Military Scholarships

http:/hhd.fullerton.edu/militaryscience
www.myfuture.com
www.afrotc.com
Army ROTC Scholarship. The Army ROTC provides a Four, Three, and Two-Year scholarship Programs along with the Army ROTC Green to Gold Scholarship Program. ROTC provides opportunities for high school graduates, current college students, and former enlisted members in the military to complete their baccalaureate degree’s and also earn commissions through participation in the ROTC scholarship program. For further information, call (213) 740-1850 or www.navy.mil.
www.uscg.mil/USCG.shtm
Go to these sites to learn about the financial aid offered by the Armed Forces.

National Student Loan Data System

www.nslds.ed.gov
Use your PIN to look up your current federal financial aid history from the government’s central database.

Peace Corps

www.peacecorps.gov
Stop here to find out about how Peace Corps volunteers may incorporate their service into a master’s degree program and may receive financial aid.

Personal Identification Numbers

www.pin.ed.gov
Apply for a PIN to e-sign FAFSA on the Web, make corrections and more.

Social Security Number

www.ssa.gov
Go here to apply for a Social Security number online, if you don’t already have one or to find the location of the nearest office.

The Student Guide to Federal Financial Aid

www.studentaid.ed.gov/guide
Access the U.S. Department of Education’s, The Student Guide, a comprehensive resource for federal student aid programs.

Tax Benefits for Higher Education

www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html
Check this IRS site to see if you qualify for a tax credit or deduction.

University of California

www.ucop.edu
www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/financialaid.html
Learn about UC campuses and estimate your EFC and eligibility for grants.

U.S. Selective Service

www.sss.gov
Go here to register for the U.S. Selective Service, if you’re required to do so.

Veterans Education Benefits

www.vets.gov/education/
Check out the financial aid programs for veterans and their dependents.