At Saddleback College, the EOPS/CARE & NextUp 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/CARE & NextUp 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.

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We are now accepting 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 & NextUp Now

The application is available on MySite under the "My Information Tab" and selecting "College Links".

More About EOPS/CARE & NextUp Programs

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education

CARE serves students who are single head-of-household parents and who currently receive CalWORKs cash aid for themselves and/or their children.


The NextUp program is a supplemental program of EOPS that is committed to supporting current and former foster youth students whose dependency was established on or continued by the court on/after their 13th birthday.

Undocumented Students

The Undocumented Student Support webpage provides a variety of resources to our Dreamers, AB540 eligible students and our undocumented students to support academic success.

EOPS Student Support

The EOPS program is state-funded, and many EOPS student support services are based on program funding availability.

EOPS/CARE & NextUp Eligibility

To receive programs services students must meet all eligibility criteria.

EOPS/CARE & NextUp Contacts

The EOPS/CARE & NextUp Program provides counseling services from counselors who are trained how to assist the needs of students participating in the EOPS/CARE & NextUp programs.


Main Office

EOPS/CARE & NextUp and Undocumented Students

Office Location
GW 261-2

Office Hours
8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.