Extended Opportunity Program & Services - EOPS

EOPS Director: Richard Alfaro
email: richard.alfaro@wvm.edu
EOPS tel: 408-855-5055 or 855-5056

Div Chair:  Thuy Trang  Dept Chair: Rebecca Tran

Main Building E1-403
East side outside entry facing Campus Center

EOPS offers educational support services and grants to students who have experienced economic, educational, and/or language challenges, and who are often within the first generation in their families to attend college. The intent, purpose, and resources of EOPS are directed toward assisting students achieve their educational goals.

By being a part of EOPS a student learns:

  1. how to maintain her/his eligibility for continuing program participation; and
  2. how to satisfy the necessary requirements for successful completion of her/his desired goal.


EOPS Services (as funding permits)
  • Enrollment Assistance and Priority Registration to ensure enrollment in needed classes
  • Assistance with applying for Financial Aid
  • Orientation and Workshops to help ensure student success
  • Counseling and Advising
  • EOPS Grants for qualifying students whose financial needs exceed the amount awarded through other types of financial aid
  • Book Service to assist with the purchase of required textbooks
  • School Supply Service to equip students with basic school supplies
  • Tutorial Assistance
  • Transfer Assistance and sponsorship of transfer and scholarship opportunities
  • CARE (Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education) program for single parents who receive TANF or CalWORKs benefits