Get in touch
Front Desk Services: In-person front desk services will include answers to quick questions regarding benefits, application process, etc. and help with scheduling appointments.
Counseling Services: One-on-one counseling will continue to be offered remotely, either online via Zoom or by phone, and in person.
Speak with a program representative via zoom at the dates/times below
*Please note that virtual front desk drop ins for the summer will be limited to peak times, please stay tuned for updates* We are available via phone and in person during our open hours.
WHAT IS EOPS?
San Diego Miramar College EOPS and CalWORKs Office serves diverse students impacted by social and economic barriers by fostering a sense of community that empowers them through equitable access to comprehensive academic, financial, and personal support services that promotes a meaningful college experience and the successful completion of their goals.
***Current EOPS students, to schedule a remote counseling appointment, please visit the EOPS canvas home page. ***
- Priority Registration
- Individualized Counseling
- Supplemental Grant*
- Book & Supplies Voucher*
- Parking Permit or Bus Pass*
- Lending Library
- Academic Intervention
- Associated Student Membership
*Contingent on funding
EOPS ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Students may be eligible for EOPS if the following requirements are satisfied:
California Resident, Dream Act, or AB540 Student
Qualify for a BOGW A, B, or C with $0 Family Expected Contribution (Board of Governor's Waiver)
Enrolled full-time (unless you have approved reduced unit load)
Have completed fewer than 70 degree applicable units and must not have earned a Bachelor's degree.
Students must also meet ONE of the following criteria to establish being economically and educationally disadvantaged:
- Score 40 or lower on the reading or writing assessment or 20 on the math
- Have no high school diploma or G.E.D.
- Graduated from high school with a grade point average below 2.5
- Previously enrolled in remedial courses
- First generation college student
- English is not the primary language spoken at home
- Emancipated foster/current youth
To apply for EOPS, an application must be completed and submitted online. Please note that the FAFSA /Dream Act application data is required to determine eligibility. To avoid delays in processing applications, please be sure to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) /Dream Act application. Financial Aid must be packaged at San Diego Miramar College.
EOPS was developed in the 1960's to address the lack of educational equity for minority students in the public school system and in higher education. This was in response to the activism of minority high school and college students, parents, and community leaders. After much turmoil State Assemblyman Alfred Alquis, from San Jose, authored Assembly Bill 164 which established state funding to develop programs that would provide community college access to disadvantaged students.
Today, EOPS provides assistance to a broader and more diverse student population to facilitate the successful completion of their goals and objectives in 114 community colleges. For over 30 years, the program has continued to encourage the enrollment, retention and transfer of students disadvantaged by language, social, economic and educational circumstances.