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-
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
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,
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
We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we navigate these challenging
times! Stay healthy!
~Paloma Arnold, EOPS Director
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.
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.
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 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.