Eligibility for the EOPS and CARE programs


EOPS eligibility

To be considered for EOPS a student must:

  • be a California resident or qualified for AB 540 status.
  • be enrolled full-time (12.0 or more units)*

*Exceptions may be made for active DSS participants with a valid unit certification. Students who are parents and foster youth may apply with 9.0-11.9 units.

  • qualify to receive the California Promise Grant (formerly known as the Board of Governors fee waiver (BOGW)).
  • not have a Bachelor degree or higher or more than 70 degree applicable units completed.
  • be educationally disadvantaged as determined by EOPS state guidelines. 

CARE eligibility

To qualify for CARE a student must:

  • be a CalWORKs/TANF participant.
  • have at least one dependent child.
  • be a single-parent head of household.
  • be accepted into the EOPS program at DVC.
  • be enrolled in at least 12.0 units. Exceptions may be made for active DSS participants with a valid unit certification. Students who are parents and foster youth may apply with 9.0-11.9 units.