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The EOPS Program



Dear EOPS Students,
The health of the entire EOPS family is our number one priority.  Due to the increasing safety concerns caused by the COVID-19 Coronavirus, as of Monday, March 16, ALL on campus services are cancelled and the EOPS Office will be closed.
However, EOPS is working hard to continue to provide you with EOPS essential services- just remotely!

Academic Counseling: You can still schedule an appointment with an academic counselor using Starfish. If you are not comfortable using Starfish, you can still call the EOPS front desk to schedule an appointment.
Reminder that Summer Priority Registration begins Wednesday, April 1 (no joke).  Please check EOPS Instagram and your Pipeline email for details!

Student Program Advisors (SPA's): Your SPA's are available to answer questions and provide assistance via email, phone or Google chat.  
You can download the Google Hangouts app on your cell phone to chat with EOPS Advisors and Counselors.  Please just make sure you are using your Pipeline email address.

EOPS Tutors:  EOPS tutors will be available remotely using different formats.  Please check the Tutor schedule to find your EOPS tutors' Pipeline email addresses.  You may send the tutor you would like to work with an email or chat request and they will respond during their scheduled shift!  

Meal Vouchers: Unfortunately, the SBCC cafeterias are now closed.  Please remember you may be eligible for CalFresh assistance and SBUSD is giving out free meals to children under 18 during school closures! Additionally, please check out the extensive community and student resources listed on SBCC's COVID-19 Information page.
$$  Emergency Grants $$
The Foundation for Santa Barbara City College is committed to helping the SBCC Community in times of crisis.  If you are facing a significant financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be able to qualify for an emergency grant from the Foundation for SBCC.  Please click here to apply!

Computers and Wifi
If you don't have a computer or reliable wifi at home,  please check out the Student Resources here!  You will find information about available Chromebooks, wifi and a hotspot request form!
Finally, check out our awesome new How-To Videos and stay tuned for our weekly "Keeping Up with EOPS Workshops" beginning Wednesday, April 8!
Don't forget! Email still works great and you can also call the EOPS front desk or any direct extension in EOPS and advisors and counselors will respond as quickly as possible.   

EOPS Contact Information

We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we navigate these challenging times! 
Stay healthy!

~Paloma Arnold, EOPS Director

About Us

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state-funded, educational support program for financially and academically disadvantaged students enrolled full time (12 or more units) at SBCC.  The goal of the EOPS program is to provide above and beyond support services to help students meet their educational goals; whether students seek an occupational certificate, Associate in Arts or Science degree or transfer to a four-year university.

CARE Program 

As a supplemental component of the EOPS program,  The Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program provides additional services for low-income, single parent students receiving cash aid. The goal of the CARE program is to assist single parent students to obtain the skills and education necessary to move from poverty to financial self-sufficiency. As a means of improving the educational outcomes for single parent students, CARE students are eligible for all EOPS support and services and in addition, may be eligible for transportation assistance, events and activities geared for student parents, parenting workshops and childcare assistance. 

Guardian Scholars Program

Also a component of EOPS at Santa Barbara City College, the Guardian Scholars program is a comprehensive support program for current and former foster youth and AB12 (extended foster care) students. Guardian Scholar students are also eligible for all EOPS support and services and in addition may be eligible may for additional grants, transportation assistance, events and activities geared for former foster youth, workshops and childcare assistance. 

CalWORKs Program

CalWORKs is California's Welfare plan in response to the Federal TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy Families) Program. The CalWORKs program allows participants who are receiving cash assistance to attend Santa Barbara City College (main campus or non credit) for education and training with the goal of reaching self-sufficiency and increasing wage earning power.  In addition to the services listed above, CalWORKs participants may be eligible for childcare, work study, needs based workshops, education and employment plans, transportation assistance and a cooperative relationship with the Department of Social Services. 

Upcoming Events

Campus Location

Student Services Building
2nd Floor - Room 240
(805) 730-4079


During the on campus closure,  EOPS advisors and counselors will be available from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.  Any emails or chats received after 4:30 will be responded to the next day.



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