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Rocklin Campus: 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin (Winstead Building): (916) 660-7366
NCC Campus: 250 Sierra College Blvd, Grass Valley: (530) 274-5306

Services offered to our students each term:

  • Individualized Counseling Services
  • Priority 1 Registration
  • Financial Aid Assistance
  • Textbook Assistance
  • Free Parking Pass or Bus Passes
  • Graduation Assistance
  • Free Tutoring
  • Meal Cards
  • Supply Cards
  • ASSC Activity Sticker with free WiFi
  • Technology Lending Library

EOPS is currently accepting applications for Fall 2016. EOPS applications will remain available until full capacity is reached.

Fall 2016 EOPS and TriO Application for Rocklin

Fall 2016 EOPS application for NCC

What is EOPS?

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a college success, counseling support program for low income and educationally disadvantaged students.

EOPS makes available to all qualified students a program of academic support by providing academic, career and personal counseling, instruction and referrals for tutoring as needed to ensure college success.

An EOPS book voucher provides monies toward the cost of books each semester. Transportation costs (parking permits or bus passes) and additional services may also be offered to eligible students (if funding permits).

EOPS students receive assistance and support with their college education. Special attention is given to identify, plan, develop and achieve the academic, career and personal goals of our students.


Provides additional/enhanced support services for foster youth entering postsecondary education. More about CAFYES.

What is CARE?

If you are a single parent, you may also qualify for the Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program, a component of EOPS. This program provides educational support services for the academically under prepared, single parent population who are receiving benefits through CalWORKS/TANF and are EOPS eligible.

Additional grants for eligible CARE students may also be awarded (if funding permits).

EOPS Services


EOPS counselors provide academic advising, career planning and personal counseling. Counselors assist students with establishing educational and career goals. A student educational plan is developed for each student and assistance with registration is given. Financial aid information and assistance is also provided.

Priority Registration

Continuing EOPS students who are in good standing receive priority registration each semester. New EOPS students may receive priority registration during new student registration.


Each semester eligible EOPS students may receive a book voucher to be used towards the purchase of textbooks.

Exceptions: Students receiving services through CalWORKS must request book service from their county.

Services are subject to change depending on availability of funds.

Financial Aid Assistance

EOPS students may seek assistance and obtain up-to-date information on their financial aid status. All students will be encouraged to apply for financial aid.

Free Tutoring

Additional tutoring may be available for EOPS student at no cost. Students are encouraged to seek tutoring early in the semester.

Meal and Supply Cards

If funding permits, a supply and cafeteria meal card will be disbursed each semesters to assist in buying meals and supplies on campus.

Transfer Assistance

EOPS counselors provide information to assist students who are transferring to a college or university. Working closely with a counselor, students will complete the necessary transfer requirements for a Bachelor's Degree. Fee waivers for UC/CSU admission applications and transfer agreements are available to eligible students. Transfer agreements are written to assist with the transfer process (UC/CSU).

Graduation Assistance

Counselors assist EOPS students with the evaluation of Associate Degree and/or Certificate Petitions. Graduation filing fee(s) may be waived and cap and gowns may be purchased for eligible EOPS students.

Parking permit or Bus pass

Eligible EOPS students may receive a free parking permit each semester. A Placer Transit Bus pass may be obtained in lieu of a parking permit.

Services are subject to change depending on availability of funds.

ASSC Activity Sticker

If funding permits, each student will receive a free ASSC (Associated Students of Sierra College) Sticker with free WiFi and for discounts.

Technology Lending Library

Graphing Calculators Ti-84 Plus are available for students enrolled in Math 13 (Statistics).

Additional Services for CARE Eligible Students

Specialized counseling and advisement

CARE students also receive referrals to campus and off-campus agencies and departments. Other support services offered are workshops focused on parenting skills and group support meetings.

CARE Grant

Eligible CARE students may receive a Grant to be used for educationally related expenses such as assistance with child care, textbooks, supplies and transportation costs.

Services are subject to change depending on availability of funds.

EOPS Application Procedure

The EOPS program at Sierra College accepts applications for the Fall and Spring semester. Students will need to complete the following steps in order to be considered for EOPS eligibility.

  1. Apply for admissions to Sierra College online; and
  2. Take assessment tests (English, Reading, Math); and
  3. Complete a Board of Governor Fee Waiver (BOGW) form with the Financial Aid Office; and
  4. Complete and submit an EOPS application into the EOPS office during the open application filing period.

Once you have completed steps 1-3 listed above, submit your completed EOPS application with all pertinent documents (as specified on the application) into the EOPS office for review/processing.  Please check with the EOPS Office for specifics on open application filing period and deadlines. The EOPS office will contact students only if selected.

EOPS highly recommend that all applicants apply for Financial Aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA*). Priority filing deadline for FAFSA is March 2 of every year. Apply online now at


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  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677
  • Summer M-Th: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • (916) 660-7366
  • (916) 630-4505

Ruth Flores Counselor, EOPS/CARE

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  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Susie Le Faculty Coordinator and Counselor, EOPS/CARE

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  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Denise Nichols-Telford Student Services Technician, EOPS

  • L 141
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Aracely Ruiz Adjunct Counselor, EOPS/CARE

  • L 139
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677
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  • N1 216
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945
  • Summer M-Th: 8:30am - 5:30pm

    By Appointment Only
    Limited hours through 2/15. Call for appt. Reg hours resume 2/19. Closed Fridays
  • (530) 274-5306
  • (530) 274-5336

Allie Aguilar Part-time Counselor, Nevada County Campus

  • N1 216
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Debbie Kenitzer Student Services Technician, Nevada County Campus

  • N1 216
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

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