NextUp (Foster Youth Program)


What is NextUp

Miramar College’s NextUp program provides wrap-around services to current and former foster youth students to promote their educational/career goals and holistic well-being.  

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NextUp Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be EOPS eligible
  • Must be enrolled in at least 9 units (unless exempt by DSPS)
  • Be under the age of 26 years old at the start of the academic semester
  • Entered Foster Care on or after your 13th Birthday (starting Jan 1, 2022)

(Must Have Dependency/Ward of the Court Letter)

NextUp Support Services:

  • Semester grants (extra $$)
  • Work-study ($$ to work on campus)
  • Book Account and School Supply Account
  • Transportation Assistance 
    • Gas Cards 
  • Food Assistance 
    • Monthly Grocery Cards
    • Meal Cards
  • Emergency grants (one-time funding)
  • Invitation to Events/Workshops/Activities
  • Assistance with Financial Aid Applications & Scholarships!
  • Access to our Personal Counselor 
  • Personal Tutoring


Please click the button below to apply now 


For more information contact: Vanessa Montano at or contact EOPS at 619-388-7869 


Upcoming Events 

  • Foster Youth Awareness Month 
    • Start Building Your Career! 
      • Wednesday, May 11, 2022 1-2 PM 
    • Student Panel 
      • Friday, May 13, 2022 12-2 PM 
    • Owning My Grades (OMG)! 
      • Wednesday, May 18th, 12-2 PM 
    • Summer Kick Off! 
      • Friday, June 3rd 


For additional information regarding our program, please contact us using the following information