Extended Opportunity Programs and Services
Miramar College's Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state-funded program developed to provide supplemental support services for students who have been affected by economic, language, and educational disadvantages.
Our student-centered approach has been implemented to foster academic and personal success by providing “over and above” services with academic and financial support.
EOPS Benefits may include:
Book & Supplies Voucher*
*Contingent on funding
Parking Permit or Bus Pass*
Associated Student Membership*
Eligibility for EOPS:
Students may be eligible for EOPS if the following requirements are satisfied:
California Resident, Dream Act, or AB540 Student
Qualify for a BOGW A or B (Board of Governor's Waiver)
Enrolled in a minimum of 12 units
Have completed fewer than 70 degree applicable units and must not have earned a Bachelor's degree.
Students must also meet one of the following criteria to establish being economically and educationally disadvantaged:
Score 40 or lower on the reading or writing assessment or 20 on the math
Have no high school diploma or G.E.D.
Graduated from high school with a grade point average below 2.5
Previously enrolled in remedial courses
First generation college student
Emancipated foster/current youth
To Apply for EOPS, an application must be completed and submitted to our office. Please note that the FAFSA application data is required to determine eligibility. To avoid delays in processing applications, please be sure to complete the FAFSA application. Financial Aid must be packaged at San Diego Miramar College.
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
EOPS was developed in the 1960's to address the lack of educational equity for minority students in the public school system and in higher education. This was in response to the activism of minority high school and college students, parents, and community leaders. After much turmoil State Assemblyman Alfred Alquis, from San Jose, authored Assembly Bill 164 which established state funding to develop programs that would provide community college access to disadvantaged students.
Today, EOPS provides assistance to a broader and more diverse student population to facilitate the successful completion of their goals and objectives in 114 community colleges. For over 30 years, the program has continued to encourage the enrollment, retention and transfer of students disadvantaged by language, social, economic and educational circumstances.