Extended Opportunity Programs and Services

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state funded retention and support program. The mission of EOPS is to identify and assist students who are affected by social, economic, educational, or language disadvantages. 

Benefits and Services

EOPS offers a variety of support programs and services to eligible community college students, which include:

  • Academic & Personal Counseling
  • Priority Registration
  • Grants (aka Free Money)
  • Student Success Workshops & Tutoring
  • Meal & Gas Cards
  • Book Loan Library & Textbook Assistance
  • Grad Cap & Gowns
  • Referrals & Much More!

Additional Support

  • CARE Program (Single Parents)
  • NextUP Program (Foster Youth)

Log in to your Viking Portal to APPLY and complete New Student Orientation (NSO). EOPS support services enhance and increase student success. We look forward to working with you. Please go to the Application Procedure page for eligibility criteria for EOPS. Questions? Contact EOPS Office.

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) 

The Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program includes EOPS students who are also single parents who are receiving public assistance (TANF/CalWORKs/Cash aid).

  • The primary purpose of CARE is to assist students in achieving their educational goals through academic support.  
  • The CARE program can provide academic counseling, child care, tutoring, book vouchers, educational supplies, meal cards, and or bus passes to eligible students.  To learn more click here.

PLEASE NOTE: In light of the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, and to ensure everyone’s safety our offices will be closed for the Fall 2020 semester. We are providing remote services online. If you need to talk to a staff member or need to make an appointment with a counselor you can chat with a front desk staff member below, or email us at eops@lbcc.edu, or you can call our office at (562) 938-4273.
If you need more Coronavirus COVID-19 related campus wide information regarding additional resources at Long Beach City College you can visit the LBCC Coronavirus COVID-19 at https://www.lbcc.edu/coronavirus.