The NextUp program at Saddleback College is committed to ensuring educational equity for eligible current or former foster youth students as they navigate every step of their college journey by providing safe, consistent, and informed support. This includes support while being a prospective student, when applying to the college, with enrolling in classes, attending and completing classes, persisting semester to semster, and ultimately reaching their educational goal(s). The NextUp program will provide a comprehensive set of specialized resources, support, and services that address the health and well-being of their students that go "over and above" the traditional services offered on campus.


Do you have questions or are you interested in learning more? Please complete the Interest Form at the link below and Saddleback College’s Foster Youth Counselor and Liaison will get back to you.

Submit an Interest Form

EOPS Services

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.

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.

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 counseling services from counselors trained to assist the needs of students participating in the EOPS/CARE program.


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.