EOPS Welcomes Applications for New Spring 2023 Students

Apply now!

Complete the following steps prior to submitting an application:

1)  Enroll in at least 12 units for Spring 2023

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 12.0 units.

If you are a former or current foster youth, we can assist you with the EOPS application and share information about our START 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 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 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
    • Jamie Bailey (can also see EOPS student athletes)
    • Alicia Brizzi
    • Yvonne Canada (can also see EOPS Umoja students)
    • Valarie Carey
    • 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
    • Sheila Lau (can also see EOPS PACE 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
    • 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.