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Porterville College



Applications are available in the EOPS/CARE Office for student convenience. Please complete application in pen and submit to the EOPS/CARE/NextUP office with a copy of your Summer 2019 or Fall 2019 Schedule/Bill showing you are registered in full-time units at Porterville College (at least 4 units in Summer or at least 12 units in Fall) If you have any questions, please contact EOPS/CARE/NextUp staff.

Watch the EOPS 50th Anniversary Video Below:

EOPS provides services to students who are educationally and economically disadvantaged. The program is funded through the State of California and the local community college district.
To be eligible for the program, a student must:
  • be a resident of California
  • be a full time student (12 credits) at Porterville College
  • qualify for the Board of Governors Grant A, B, or C with a zero Expected Family Contribution (EFC), or Board of Governors Grant D “Homeless Youth”
  • be educationally disadvantaged as determined by state regulations
  • not have completed more than 40 credits of college level course work
  • be working toward a certificate or degree
  • be making satisfactory academic progress with an Educational Study Plan on file.

CARE participants must:
  • Be served by EOPS
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be current recipient of CalWORKs/TANF cash aid for themselves and/or dependent child(ren) as single head of household

CARE eligible students may receive assistance through childcare grants, book awards, meal cards, supplies and special interest workshops.

NextUp is a supplemental component of EOPS. The purpose of NextUp is to strengthen and support the higher education success, health, and well-being of current and former foster youth who are enrolled in California’s community colleges.
To be eligible for the program, a student must:
  • Be served by EOPS
  • Be under the age of 26
  • Be a current or former foster youth in California whose dependency/wardship was established or continued by the court on or after their 16th birthday
  • Be enrolled in at least 9 units

New EOPS Orientation Dates

Orientation is by invitation only. For more information, call (559) 791-2224.

Students who participate in EOPS receive the personalized support and services listed below:

  • Priority Registration
  • Counseling
  • Book Vouchers, as funding permits
  • Meal Ticket, as funding permits
  • Grants, as funding permits
  • Tutoring
  • Student Educational Planning
  • Cap & Gown, as funding permits
  • Phi Theta Kappa Membership Fees, as funding permits
  • UC/CSU Application Fee Waivers Workshops
  • CARE, a program for eligible single parents who receive TANF or CalWORKs benefits
  • Food Pantry

Download EOPS CARE Roadmap to Success


Download Nextup Roadmap to Success


Watch our EOPS/CARE playlist below:

The Extended Opportunity Program & Services is designed for educationally and economically disadvantaged students. The program is funded by the State of California and local community college districts. EOPS is the result of Assembly Bill 164, passed by the California Legislature in 1969. The enactment of this statewide program enabled community colleges to reach out and ensure success for students that otherwise would not be able to attend college or complete a college education.

The primary concern of the EOPS program at Porterville College is to provide encouragement to students with academic, social, and economic disadvantages and to facilitate their success while attending PC.

CARE is a service provided by EOPS to serve single parents on AFDC/TANF/CalWORKS caring for dependent child(ren). Students must also meet EOPS eligibility requirements and provide AFDC/TANF/CalWORKs agency certification.

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