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Welcome to EOPS

The Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state-funded program designed to provide financial assistance, support, and encouragement for eligible low-income students. To apply fill out the application below and return it to the EOPS office. Once your EOPS application has been processed the EOPS office will send an e-mail to your myHancock e-mail account notifying you of your eligibility status. Your application will not be processed until all required documents are received. 

Apply to EOPS

Scholarships 101 - Help applying for Scholarships Bldg A Room 403 Thursday February 28 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am.

Financial Aid Fridays in EOPS! 
Help with completing your FAFSA and Dream Act applications!

Tutor Schedules Fall 2019

Tutors Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Linsey(Math/Stats)     1 p.m. - 4 p.m.   9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Angelica(Eng/ESL/Span)   9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 11:30 a.m. -  4:30 p.m.    
Daniel(Eng/Essays) 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.     11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  

  • Book grants
  • Cash grants
  • Registration assistance
  • Peer advising
  • Career, academic, and personal counseling
  • Workshops
  • Annual social activities
  • Network with four-year institutions
  • Assistance with completing financial aid applications

Who qualifies for EOPS?

To qualify, a student must:

  • Be a California resident
  • Qualify for the Board of Governors’ Fee Waiver (BOG-FW A/B)
  • Be enrolled full time (12 units or more)
  • Have completed less than 70 units of college credit courses
  • Be educationally disadvantaged as determined by the EOPS criteria

Criteria for determining eligibility for BOG-FW 2017-2018 is:

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For each additional household member add: $6,240

Santa Maria Campus Staff

Position  Name
Director, EOPS/CARE/NextUp & CalWORKs Vacant
CARE/NextUp Coordinator Alexandra Spiess
CalWORKs Coordinator Edwin Hodges
EOPS Assistant Veronica Reyes
EOPS/CalWORKS Office Services Technician Nancy Uvias Alcantar
CARE/NextUp Office Services Technician Fabian Mendoza
Counselor Lydia Maxwell
Counselor Sandra Kramer
Counselor Juanita Tuan
Counselor Kiri Villa
Part-time Counselor Michelle Machado
Part-time Counselor Beverly Garcia
Part-time Counselor Cecelia Teniente
EOPS/CalWORKs Specialist (A-G) Joe Adams
EOPS/CALWORKs Specialist (H-M) Stacy Krelle
EOPS Specialist (N-Z) Lilian Ojeda
CARE/NextUp Program Specialist Tara Dove-Morales
EOPS/CalWORKs Specialist Vacant

Lompoc Valley Center Staff

Position Name
EOPS Specialist/Counseling Assistant Joanna Davis
Counselor Christina Wright-Morgan


Contact Information


Santa Maria Department location: Bldg. A Room 201
Lompoc Valley Center location: Bldg. 1 Room 103 

Santa Maria phone number 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3214
Lompoc Valley Center phone number (805)735-3366 ext. 5249, 5206, 5233
FAX number: (805) 922-2606



Fall/Spring Semester
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 8 a.m to 7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*Additional weekend hours will be available on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Santa Maria Campus on the following dates:

Jan 18, 2020
Feb 1, 2020
March 7, 2020
April 4, 2020
May 9, 2020