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Extended Opportunity Program & Services (EOPS/CARE/NextUp)

How Do I Qualify?

How Do I Qualify?

To be eligible for EOPS, a student must meet all six (6) of the eligibility criteria:
  1. Be a California resident.
  2. Qualify for the California College Promise Grant Fee Waiver at level A, B, C with Zero EFC, or D.
  3. Must be enrolled in 12 or more units in the LA Community College District (at least 9 of the 12 units at LACC). If a student is verified by the Office of Special Services (OSS) as an active participant, the student may be enrolled in 6 units or more at LACC or as approved by the OSS department.
  4. Have completed less than 70 degree-applicable units completed from all colleges attended in total.
  5. Have not earned an AA/AS degree or higher, or the equivalent of a foreign degree.
  6. Are educationally disadvantaged (in one or more areas listed below):
  • Not recommended to enroll in degree applicable English or Math classes
  • Does not have a high school diploma or GED
  • High School G.P.A. below 2.5
  • Previously enrolled in remedial English or Math classes
  • Be a current or former foster youth
  • Be a first-generation college student
  • Be a non-native English speaker

Once a student has met all six (6) of the eligibility criteria, the student is encouraged to submit an EOPS/CARE application.

Please see the “Application Process” page.