Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS) and CARE Programs

The primary goal of Merced College EOPS is to encourage the enrollment, retention and transfer of students handicapped by language, social, economic and educational disadvantages, and to facilitate the successful completion of their goals and objectives in college. EOPS offers academic and support counseling, financial aid and other support services.

EOPS Services

  • Academic, Career, and Transfer Counseling
  • CARE
  • Enrollment Assistance
  • Textbook Assistant
  • EOPS Grants
  • Priority Registration
  • Transfer Assistance

EOPS Student Handbook


CARE Program

The CARE program is an additional service provided through the EOPS program to assist the single parent students that have a child under the age of 14 that receives TANF. The additional services to CARE eligible
students include CARE orientation and workshops, CARE grants, meal cards, gas cards, parking permits, and bus passes.

To determine eligibility for EOPS/CARE, contact the EOPS office at (209) 381-6596 or the Los Banos EOPS Office at (209) 826- 3495 for more information.