Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and CARE

EOPS and CARE provide support for low income or educationally disadvantaged students.  Qualified students EOPS receive one on one help with a number of  services, including:

  • Academic, Career and Personal Counseling
  • Instruction and referrals for tutoring.
  • Special attention is given to identify, plan, develop and achieve the academic, career and personal goals you would like to achieve.

CARE (Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education) Program For Single Parents

Another component of EOPS is the Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program. This program provides educational support services for the academically under prepared, single parent population who are receiving benefits through CalWORKS/TANF and are EOPS eligible.

Applying for EOPS

If you are interested in attending Sierra College and receiving services, it is very important that you complete the following as early as possible. Please note that in order to receive services you must contact us before the semester begins.

*The EOPS office will contact students only if selected



Get one-on-one academic, career and personal counseling.
Priority One Registration
Step ahead of the line when registrating for classes.


Receive assistance to help pay for books.
Get a free parking permit or Placer Transit Bus pass.


Graduation Cost
Let us pay filing fees and for your graduation cap and gown.
Transfer Fees
Get a waiver for your UC/CSU admission fees.

Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support (CAFYES) for Former Foster Youth

CAFYES is a brand new program at Sierra College that was launched in January 2016. CAFYES is a supplemental component that is administered under the college’s existing EOPS program. CAFYES provides support and services to eligible current and former foster youth attending Sierra College.

Sierra College was among 1 of 10 Community College Districts in California that was awarded CAFYES funding by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to provide additional/enhanced support services for foster youth entering postsecondary education. The purpose of CAFYES is to strengthen the capacity of community college districts to support the higher education success, health and well-being of some of the nearly 13,000 current and former foster youth who are enrolled in California's community colleges.

In addition to receiving EOPS services, CAFYES students at Sierra College will receive the following enhanced services:

  • A one-time $250 Housing Security Deposit Assistance Grant
  • A monthly CAFYES Grant
  • Additional funds to buy required textbooks/materials
  • Additional fund to buy school supply
  • Monthly Gas Cards or Bus Passes
  • Specialized Counseling and Supportive Success Coach-Advocate

Qualifications for CAFYES:

  • Be enrolled in EOPS; and
  • Be enrolled in at least 9 units (or approved for less by DSPS); and
  • Have court dependency/wardship status that was established or continued on or after your 16th birthday; and
  • No older than 25 years of age at the beginning of the academic year.

Contact EOPS Office

Rocklin Campus L 141

  • Phone: (916) 660-7366
  • Fax: (916) 630-4505
  • Fall and Spring Hours
    M-Th: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    F: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Nevada County Campus N1 216

  • Phone: (530) 274-5306
  • Fax: (530) 274-5336
  • Fall and Spring Hours
    M-Th: 8:30am - 5:30pm

    By Appointment Only