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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. 

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Spring 2020 Events:

Financial Aid Friday
Every Friday come to our lab for help with completing your FAFSA and Dream Act applications!

CARE & CalWORKs Conference
Save the date, April 17
More info to come!

Annual Banquet
Save the date, May 2
More info to come!

Tutor Schedule
Free drop-in tutoring in English, Spanish, ESL, Math, Physics, etc. Spring 2020 Schedule

Workshops- Spring 2020

  • Feb 6th Academic Success Workshop. A-403 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
  • Feb 18th Complete FAFSA/Dream Act Workshop. Testing Center 5:00 pm-6:30 pm
  • Feb 19th Complete FAFSA/Dream Act Workshop. Testing Center 9:30 am-11:00 am
  • Feb 20th Complete FAFSA/Dream Act Workshop. A-403 9:30 am-10:30 am
  • Feb 21st Complete FAFSA/Dream Act Workshop. A-403 9:30 am-10:30 am
  • Feb 26th CARE/CW Workshop. A-403 11:30 am-1:30 pm
  • March 4th CARE/CW Workshop. A-403 11:30 am-1:30 pm
  • March 11th CARE/CW Workshop. A-403 11:30 am-1:30 pm

EOPS Orientation- Spring 2020
All new EOPS students need to attend an orientation

  • Jan 28th EOPS Orientation. A-403 5:00 pm-6:30 pm
  • Feb 1st EOPS Orientation. A-043 11:00 am-12:30 pm
  • Feb 7th EOPS Orientation. A-403 9:00 am-10:30 am
  • Feb 26th EOPS Orientation. 9:30 am-10:30 am

  • Academic counseling
  • Book service/vouchers
  • Career and transfer planning
  • Computer lab access
  • Day one priority registration
  • Financial aid assistance and guidance
  • Grants for books and other educational expenses
  • Peer mentor support
  • Recognition banquet
  • Targeted outreach and recruitment
  • Tutoring
  • University application fee waivers
  • Workshops and fieldtrips

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