Steps to Apply for the EOPS & CARE Programs

Step 1.  If you are new to Hartnell College, please complete the Hartnell College Registration Steps. You will need a Hartnell College Student ID to apply to our program.

Step 2.  Apply for Financial Aid at Hartnell College. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application before submitting your EOPS application.

Step 3.  Register for classes using PAWS Self Serve. Before submitting your EOPS application, you must be enrolled in 12* units or more as a full-time student. *eligible Department of Supportive Programs & Services (DSPS) students may enroll in 6 or more units.

Step 4.  Complete the EOPS/CARE Application online. We have one application for the EOPS and CARE program. When you submit the EOPS/CARE application, your eligibility for both programs will be reviewed. If you are applying for the CARE program, please upload a "Verification of Benefits" to your application or email it to

Students that are currently in the EOPS/CARE Program DO NOT need to reapply. Applications are for new students only.