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EOPS/CARE & CalWORKs / New Horizons



(Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education)

CARE is a California State funded program designed to recruit and assist single parent recipients of CalWORKs. CARE provides support services and/or grant funds to assist single parents with the development of potential ability through academic support and financial assistance.

The student OR the children must be receiving CASHAID (actual money) and his/her children must be 13 years of age or younger. CARE students cannot be married OR students who are married, but the spouse is not in the house might qualify.  In addition, all CARE students must meet the eligibility requirements for EOPS.

Fall 2014 EOPS/CARE Application Period Closed

*Please check back in December for next application period*

*** CARE Interest Forms Accepted Year-Round ***

CARE Student Eligibility:

1.   Be a California resident
2.   Be at least 18 years old
3.   Be a single head of household
4.   Be receiving Cash Aid for themselves OR have at least one child under 14 years receiving Cash Aid
5.   Completed the Online Orientation (new college students only)
6.   Have taken the Math & English Assessment placement test in the Assessment Center
7.   Completed Online Advising (new college students only)
8.   Be approved for the BOGW (Board of Governor's Fee Waiver) A or B on WebAdvisor.
9.   Be enrolled in 12 units or more at the time you apply for EOPS, OR have a DSPS waiver on units.
10. Have completed less than 36 degree applicable college credits/units. If you have attended another college/university, have all college
official transcripts on file with the Admissions & Records Office.
   Note: Completing the application process does not guarantee entry into the EOPS program.

AND one or more of the following:

1.   Assess into English 098 or Math 090, or below
2.   Graduated high school with a GPA below a 2.5
3.   Non-high school graduate
4.   Have previously enrolled in remedial education
5.   Parents are not native English speakers
6.   Parents have not attained a college degree

CARE Services:
- Priority Registration
- Book Vouchers (non-CalWORKs)
- Scantrons & Blue Books
- 1-month Bus Pass per semester
- Bus Tokens
- Emergency Backpack (upon acceptance into the program)
- Emergency Gas Card
- Meal Cards
- Parking Permit (non-CalWORKs)
- Personal & Academic Counseling

CARE Student Responsibilities:
- 3 Contacts: (2 Counseling, 1 Peer Assistance) or (3 Counseling)
- Mid-Semester Progress Report (click here to print)
- Sign Mutual Responsibility Contract (MRC) for 2014-2015

CARE Meal Card Pick-Up Schedule
Fall 2014