EOPS is accepting applications for Fall 2020

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EOPS has reopened applications for new Fall 2020 mid-semester students. To be considered for Fall 2020 acceptance, applications must be received by Sunday, November 1, 2020. Mid-semester Fall 2020 applicants may be eligible to receive the earliest priority registration date for Spring 2021 and a full textbook voucher (free $$ for textbooks) to purchase Spring 2021 textbooks. 

Applications received after November 1st will be considered for Spring 2021 EOPS enrollment. 

In order to apply for EOPS, you must complete the following steps prior to submitting an application:

1)  Enroll in at least 9.0 units (Note: DSS students may submit a DSS certification to enroll in fewer than 9.0 units.)

If you are a former or current foster youth, please contact Mercedes Lezama, START Foster Youth Program Coordinator \, for assistance with EOPS or to get information about foster youth support programs on campus.

2)  Submit the California Promise Grant (formerly known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver) to the Financial Aid Office and allow at least 48 hours for processing. You must be deemed eligible for the CA Promise Grant in order to be eligible for EOPS. 

If you are an undocumented student, please contact Phoebe Keesey, Financial Aid Program Coordinator, if you have questions about your CA Promise Grant eligibility or other financial aid.

We also recommend students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for additional college financial aid programs. Completion of the FAFSA is highly recommended but not required for EOPS eligibility.


CARE applicants must submit a copy of their most current Notice of Action (dated within one month of the start of the term), attend a new CARE student orientation, and meet additional CARE eligibility requirements. 

The EOPS Office will communicate with you via your DVC Insite Portal email regarding your eligibility for the EOPS and CARE programs.

Space is limited each term. Eligible students who are offered a space in the program must attend an EOPS New Student Orientation to officially join EOPS and receiving EOPS or CARE services.

EOPS Counselors:

Jamie Bailey (can also see EOPS student athletes)
Alicia Brizzi
Yvonne Canada (can also see EOPS Umoja students)
Valarie Carey
Lupe Dannels
Maria Dorado (can also see EOPS Puente students)
Raine Dougan
Brenda Gonzalez (can also see EOPS Puente students)
Eric Handy (can also see EOPS Umoja students)
Christie Jamshidnejad
Nikki London (only EOPS START or EOPS CalWORKs students)
Hideo Nakano-Hiraki
Danielle Odom (can also see EOPS MESA students)
Paula Stanfield
Dawn Trujillo
Carolyn Warren
Justin Wembes

CARE Counselors:

CARE students may see any EOPS counselor for a scheduled EOPS/CARE visit.

DSS Counselors:

Kellie Conde
Nicole Despins
Kathleen Koch
Carolyn Warren - San Ramon Campus

DSS students may see the DSS counselors listed above for a scheduled EOPS/CARE visit.

San Ramon Campus Counselor:

Carolyn Warren
Valarie Carey

For more information, please call the EOPS Office, located on the first floor of the Student Services Center, Room 127 on the DVC Pleasant Hill Campus at 925-969-2117 or 925-969-2123.