Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)

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


Main Office:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

EOPS Learning Center (LI-134, second floor):

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


Phone: 559.442.8231
Fax: 559.499.6040
Location: ST-101
(Student Services Building #10)
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EOPS Appointment

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


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

CARE: Single parents receiving cash aid/TANF

NextUp: Current and former Foster Youth


How do I apply?

EOPS is no longer accepting applications for the Spring 2020 semester. Applications for Fall 2020 will be available on July 1, 2020.


  1. Be a resident of California or eligible for AB540 or DREAM Act
  2. Qualification for the California College Promise Grant A or B fee waiver (CCPG C with Expected Family Contribution of $0 also accepted)
  3. Enrollment in at least 12 units for the semester in which you are applying--at least 9 at FCC (unit exceptions for verified DSPS students)
  4. Completed fewer than 45 college units
  5. Meet one of the following EOPS educational factors:
    • 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

Jeanine Castle

CARE and CCCAMPIS Coordinator/Counselor

Contact Jeanine

Ernie Garcia

EOPS/CARE Senior Program Specialist

Contact Ernie

Ken Chavez

EOPS Counselor

Contact Ken

Mark McNiff

EOPS Senior Program Specialist

Contact Mark

Dr. Houa Yang

EOPS Senior Program Specialist

Contact Houa

Shoua Yang

EOPS Counselor

Contact Shoua