• Now Accepting Applications For Fall 2023!

  • The Hartnell College EOPS Program is a state-funded program that aims to help low-income and historically underserved students succeed in college.
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EOPS stands for Extended Opportunity Programs and Services. EOPS was born out of the American Civil Rights Movement and was established through California legislature on September 4th, 1969. Senate Bill 164 made EOPS a state-wide program that promises to provide services to low-income and historically under-served students that are “over, above, and in addition to” the regular educational programs of the college.

We are here to make sure our students succeed in college by providing academic support, counseling, financial aid and other supportive services to students while they are on their educational journey at Hartnell College.



To qualify for EOPS, you must meet the requirements below: 

  • Submit a current financial aid application
  • Qualify for the California College Promise Grant under method A, B, C with $0 Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
  • Be a California resident or meet the California Dream Act Application residency requirements
  • Be enrolled in 12* or more units (*exceptions may apply for eligible DSPS & CARE students)
  • Have completed less than 70 degree applicable units (priority goes to students who have completed less than 40 units)
  • Meet one of the following criteria:
    • 1st generation college student
    • Current or former foster youth
    • English is/was not the primary language spoken in your home
    • Have not graduated from high school or obtained the GED
    • Graduated from high school with a GPA below 2.50 on a 4.0 scale
    • Is or was previously enrolled in remedial education or basic skills



  • 1st Tier Priority Registration

EOPS students get 1st tier priority registration, meaning they get to register before the general student population and other priority groups. 1st tier priority registration is 1 day before DSPS note takers, HEP, MESA, Student Athletes, SI Leaders and TRiO! For more information about registration, including priority registration dates, please view the Registration webpage. 

  • Assigned Counselors

EOPS students are assigned to a dedicated EOPS counselor based on the last two digits of their student ID number. EOPS counselors work with students to create an Educational Plan that will map out the classes they need to accomplish their educational goal. Our counselors can provide referrals to campus and community services that students may need, and are available to offer support with personal issues that may keep them from succeeding in school.

  • Book Credit

Our program assists students with the cost of textbooks by providing a Book Credit to eligible students every semester. The book credit is available for students use at the Hartnell College bookstore and may be used toward the costs of textbooks, USB drives, thesaurus and dictionaries. Students must follow the Book Credit Policy

  • Lending Library

Our students can borrow textbooks, Chromebooks and calculators for free through our office’s Lending Library. Lending Library items are released on a first come, first serve basis to our students every semester. Don’t forget to see if we have what you need before you pay for any materials out of pocket, check out the Lending Library Book Inventory! Students must follow the Lending Library Contract's Policy.

  • Other Supportive Services:
    • Grants (if funding allows)
    • Student Success Workshops & Events
    • Cap and Gown Voucher at Graduation
    • UC/CSU Application Fee Waivers
    • Plus other free “in office” services like printing, scantrons, and school supplies!


Think you might be eligible? 

Apply Today!



Who To Contact

  • EOPS, CARE & CalWORKs Office
    Phone: (831) 755-6860
    Building: Main Campus, Building B
    Office: Room 241
    Monday-Friday 8am-5pm


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