​The Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS), offers financial assistance and academic support for obtaining a college education. EOPS is a California funded student support program designed specifically for students facing financial and educational challenges.  The mission of EOPS is to provide financial and academic services to eligible students seeking a vocational certificate, associate degree or transfer opportunity to a traditional college or university.

 The EOPS program has counselors, administrative support, a program director and other staff members, dedicated to the overall success of students coming from diverse cultural, social, educational and economic backgrounds. EOPS welcomes students from all stages of life and perspectives. The program is here to assist in the success of EOPS students.​

To be eligible for the EOPS Program you must:

    • Be a California resident or AB540 as determined by the Evergreen Valley College Admissions and Records Office
    • Qualify for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver, (BOGFW) Part A or B
    • Have completed less than 70 units of college-degree applicable credits (including all prior college coursework) 
    • Enroll in a minimum of 12 course units per semester* 
    • *Exceptions as approved by the Disabilities Support Program.
    • Be Educationally Disadvantaged, as defined by the EOPS State guidelines.              

Services Available:

    • Priority Registration
    • Grants/Book Vouchers
    • Counseling Services
    • Tutorial Services
    • Scholarships
    • Transfer Assistance to Colleges and Universities
    • Graduation Cap/Gown 


Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (​CARE) Program

Assistance for S​ingle Parents

CARE is a California-funded program designed to help EOPS students who are single parents. In conjunction with the Santa Clara County Department of Social Services and other community agencies, the CARE program offers over and above services to single parents pursuing higher education.

The CARE Program provides students with grants, school supplies, transportation assistance, and food vouchers. These services are in addition to the services provided to EOPS students.

To be eligi​ble for CARE services you must: 

    • Meet all EOPS requirements 
    • Be a parent and at least 18 years of age
    • Be a single head of household 
    • Have at least one dependent child under the age of 14 
    • Be receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits​


Associate Dean: Victor G. Garza, Ed.D.  ​​ ​victor.garza@evc.edu
Staff Assistant: Rebecca Gaetos rebecca.gaetos@evc.edu
CARE Coordinator:  Ann Vu ann.vu@evc.edu
Eligibility Specialist: Lan Mai    Lan.Mai@evc.edu
Counselor: Charlie Kahn-Lomax charlie.kahnlomax@evc.edu
Counselor: Hue Le hue.le@evc.edu
Outreach Specialist: Rosa Pereida rosa.pereida@evc.edu

​Office Hours:

Mon. Tues. & Thur: 
8 AM -5 PM


8 AM – 6 PM


8 AM – 1 PM


EOPS/CARE has two offices:

Main Office:
Student Services Ctr. 


EOPS Student Success Center:
Across the breezeway from the Admissions and Records Office

For more information please call

EVC Supporting Page
Evergreen Valley College