Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)

 EOPS message collage: The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Don't give up and don't lose hope!" We miss you.

EOPS offers personalized academic counseling and advising as well as financial assistance to qualified students.


Main Office (In-Person)

Monday - Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Virtual/Phone Counseling appointments still available

EOPS Learning Center (ELC)--LI 134, UPSTAIRS:

Available for computer use and printing

Monday - Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-2:00pm


Join the ELC Zoom

Monday - Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-2:00pm



Counseling and Advising

  • Development of education plans
  • Personal counseling
  • Career planning and course selection
  • Progress monitoring and advisement and much more!

Financial Assistance

  • EOPS supplemental grant
  • Book Service
  • Emergency loans

Other Programs


Phone: 559.442.8231
Email: eops@fresnocitycollege.edu

Location: ST-101
(Student Services Building #10)
Campus Map

EOPS Appointment

Fresno City College
Attn: EOPS
1101 E University Avenue
Fresno, CA 93741

How do I apply?

EOPS will be taking applications for Fall 2023 in June 2023. The online application will be available on this website.


  • Be a resident of California or eligible for AB540 or DREAM Act
  • Awarded the California College Promise Grant (CCPG) A or B fee waiver (CCPG C with Expected Family Contribution of $0 also accepted) 
  • Financial Aid packaged through Fresno City College
  • Enrollment in at least 12 units for the semester in which you are applying--at least 3 units at FCC (waitlists do not count); Unit exceptions for verified DSPS students
  • Completed fewer than 45 college units in ALL college coursework including colleges outside of SCCCD. EOPS acceptance may be conditional until external transcripts have been evaluated
  • Meet one of the following EOPS educational factors:
    • Eligible to register in Math or English courses requiring a support class
    • Have not graduated from high school, or have not obtained the GED (documentation required)
    • Graduated from high school with a GPA below 2.50 on a 4.0 scale (documentation required)
    • Previously enrolled in remedial/developmental education (documentation required)
    • Be a first-generation college student (neither parent has received an Associate degree or higher)
    • Speaking a primary language other than English
    • Member of a group targeted by FCC's Student Equity Plan
    • Current or former foster youth (documentation required)


Our Staff

Thom Gaxiola-Rowles

Director of EOPS, CARE, and NextUp

Contact Thom

Sonia Lopez

EOPS Counselor

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Sonny Silva

EOPS Counselor

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Shoua Yang

EOPS Counselor

Contact Shoua

Kyle Connery

EOPS Counselor

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Susie Mosqueda

EOPS/CARE Counselor

Contact Susie

Dr. Arrie Smith


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Angela Jones

NextUp Counselor

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Sarina Karr

EOPS/NextUp Senior Program Specialist

Contact Sarina

Dr. Houa Yang

EOPS Senior Program Specialist

Contact Houa

Mark McNiff

EOPS Senior Program Specialist

Contact Mark

Ernie Garcia

EOPS/CARE Senior Program Specialist

Contact Ernie

Laurie Nichols

Program Assistant, EOPS

Contact Laurie

Barbara Mendoza

Program Assistant, EOPS

Contact Barbara