EOPS Application process

The EOPS Fall 2024 application is now available!

Apply for EOPS!

Complete the following steps prior to submitting an application:

  1. Enroll in at least 12 units for Fall 2024
    • Exceptions: Parent students and former or current foster youth may apply with a minimum 9 units. 
      DSS students may submit a DSS certification to enroll in fewer than 12 units.
    • If you are a former or current foster youth, we can assist you with the EOPS application and share information about our START+NextUp Foster Youth Program and other supports. Contact us at START@dvc.edu 
  2. Be eligible to receive the California Promise Grant (formerly known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver).
    • To apply submit your application to the Financial Aid Office and allow at least 48 hours for processing.
    • If you are an undocumented student, please contact Financial Aid 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.

Potential CARE students

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 email you updates about your application to your DVC InSite email.

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/CARE  Counselors

  • EOPS Counselors
    • Alberto Aranda (can see EOPS student veterans and dependents)
    • Jamie Bailey (can also see EOPS student athletes)
    • Alicia Brizzi
    • Yvonne Canada
    • Maria Dorado (can see EOPS Puente students)
    • Raine Dougan
    • Brenda Gonzalez (can see EOPS Puente students)
    • Christie Harrington-Tsai (can see EOPS Community of Pride students)
    • NaTisha Hutson (can see EOPS Umoja students)
    • Christie Jamshidnejad
    • Sheila Lau (can see EOPS PACE students)
    • Desirae McNiel
    • Hideo Nakano-Hiraki
    • Erick Munoz (can also see EOPS CalWORKs students)
    • Danielle Odom
    • Emmanuel Perez (can see EOPS MESA students)
    • Paula Stanfield
    • Carolyn Warren
    • Justin Wembes
    • Solomon Wilson (can also see EOPS student athletes)
  • 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
    • Desirae McNiel
    • Carolyn Warren

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.