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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 California resident or meet AB 540/California Dream Act requirements
- 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 70 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.
- Priority Registration
- Book Vouchers, as funding permits
- Meal Grant, as funding permits
- Grants, as funding permits
- 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
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.