The Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) was legislatively mandated in 1969 with Senate bill 164. This "social reform" legislation encouraged the California Community Colleges to develop programs and services designed to meet the educational needs of [all students underserved due to] "language, social and economic [barriers],"  these programs and services are to be "over, above, and in addition to those regularly offered at the college," and which "encourage students growth, development, and successful participation" in collegiate life.

At Saddleback College, the EOPS/CARE program is committed to providing over and above student support services such as priority registration, personalized counseling, book vouchers, extended tutoring, scholarships, and much more. Our goal is to provide our EOPS students with the tools and support needed to succeed in academic and/or vocational goals. Further, we strive to promote self-awareness, personal growth, and the power of choice and perseverance through counseling.

Spring 2023 EOPS/CARE

We are now accepting Spring 2023 applications.

If you are new to Saddleback College and would like more information, please contact us through one of our new modes of communication.

Saddleback College students log in to your Mysite and click the button below.

Apply For EOPS/CARE Now

EOPS Forms

Fall 2022 EOPS/CARE Book Voucher Program

Eligible students who have completed an Information Session or Orientation will be contacted via their Saddleback College email on their approval to use the textbook voucher.

Book Voucher will begin August 16th.

EOPS will provide the textbook voucher to those students who are registered; New students must register in 4 units (or approved unit load) for the summer semester. The amount of the Book vouchers is contingent on the student's financial need and can only be used to cover the cost of required textbooks.

The process to redeem your EOPS book voucher:

  1. Log in to the Saddleback Bookstore (Use Google Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge for best results)
  2. Add required textbooks to the cart.
  3. Click on "Check out"
  4. Click on Payment Method and check the Financial Aid box
  5. Click on "Find accounts" by entering student ID# to show available programs offering aid (If other funding sources are available such as Promise Program, use them for payment before using EOPS funds)
  6. Click on the box agreeing to the Financial Aid Terms and Conditions
  7. Click on the EOPS box and select "Pay with this"
  8. Place an order!


    EOPS/CARE Office

    SSC 126
    Office Hours:
    Mon: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Tues: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Wed: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Thurs: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Fri: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM