EOPS staff and students and Fall EOPS Orientation


The EOPS Program



The health of the entire EOPS family is our number one priority.  However, due to COVID-19, in-person on-campus services and operations are currently suspended  until further notice. EOPS continues to help and support you during this time.  Please click here for our contact information and remote hours of availability.  

Need help figuring out how to contact an advisor on your cell phone, find your Student Education Plan (SEP), or make an appointment with an academic counselor? Check out our How-To Videos and our Videos de Como Hacer (Spanish) . You will find content that can help you find your classes, register for courses, contact our staff, and more!

Don't forget! EOPS English and Math tutoring is available during the Fall 2020 semester.  Please check our tutor schedule for details! 

Interested in applying to EOPS for the fall semester?  Click here for more information and to apply!


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

Phone/Remote Service Hours
Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am- 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm



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