Porterville College



EOPS/CARE applications are closed. Applications will be available for Summer 2018/Fall 2018 in April. Date to be determined.

EOPS Eligibility

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 Waiver A or B
  • 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.
  • Have a zero EFC (expected family contribution)

CARE Eligibility

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.


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, program for eligible single parents who receive TANF or CalWORKs benefits
  • Food Pantry

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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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