EOPS Application Process


The application period for new Fall 2019 EOPS students has opened. To apply, please use our online application link: www.tinyurl.com/FA19EOPSapp.

EOPS will be accepting applications for Fall 2019 until Sunday, September 8, 2019. Spaces are limited so please apply as soon as possible. 

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

1)  Enroll in at least 12.0 units (Note: DSS students may submit a DSS certification to enroll in fewer than 12.0 units. Also, parent students or former foster youth may enroll in 9.0 - 11.9 units)

If you are a former or current foster youth, please contact Mercedes Lezama, START Foster Youth Program Coordinator 925-969-2203 (mlezama@dvc.edu), 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, at 925-969-2124 (pkeesey@dvc.edu), 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 EOPS work-study or CARE study-time parent grants. 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.

Each term, EOPS students must meet the following requirements:

  • Meet with an EOPS Peer Advisor once each term. 
  • Meet with an EOPS/CARE Counselor twice each term for scheduled counseling visits. 
  • Complete required units (67 percent of enrolled units) with a 2.0 GPA.
  • Complete one mid-term EOPS Progress Reports for each class and submit to an EOPS counselor for review by the established deadline.

Counseling appointments with other college counselors regarding non-EOPS matters are allowable. However, these appointments will not count as a required EOPS counseling visit.

EOPS Counselors:

Jamie Bailey (can also see EOPS student athletes)
Alicia Brizzi
Yvonne Canada (Umoja students only)
Valarie Carey (can also see EOPS START students)
Lupe Dannels (Puente students only)
Maria Dorado
Raine Dougan
Christie Jamshidnejad
Paula Stanfield

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.