Students admitted into the EOPS program will receive the following services:
1. Academic, Career and Personal Counseling
EOPS counselor(s) are dedicated to offering students the support needed to succeed at MSJC. The counselor(s) are here to assist students with registration, class selection, financial aid questions as well as academic, career and personal counseling. The EOPS counselor(s) are also here to provide transfer assistance to four-year and/or private educational institutions.
2. Career Assessment Testing
Career Assessment testing helps identify students' interests, values, abilities and personality style. If students are not sure what career path to follow, let the EOPS counselor(s) know. The EOPS counselor(s) will provide a career assessment testing fee waiver to students taking a Guidance Course.
3. Tutoring Services
The EOPS/CARE tutoring services are available through the Learning Resource Center (LRC). The LRC also offers computers for academic support and word processing, study skills handouts, term paper packets and other resources.
4. Priority Registration
Priority Registration is offered to continuing EOPS students. You must be in the EOPS program for a semester in order to be eligible for Priority Registration. This is an opportunity to register for Fall and Spring classes before general registration begins and before classes are full.
5. EOPS Book Vouchers
EOPS provides textbook vouchers to qualified students to assist with the purchase of their required textbooks. Students will receive an account once enrolled in 12 units (or less if you are in the Disabled Students Program), attended an EOPS Orientation, and have signed a Mutual Responsibility Contract.
6. Student Government Association (SGA) Sticker/Parking Permit
EOPS covers the cost for an SGA sticker and parking permit for eligible students.
- SGA sticker will allow students to receive a discount on other campus purchases.
- Parking permits allows students to park on campus.
- Ticket will be issued if a current permit is not displayed in the vehicle.
7. Transportation Fee
EOPS covers the cost of the transportation fee for all eligible EOPS students. This fee allows the student to use the Riverside Transit Agency(RTA) Bus system during the current semester.
8. University Fee Waivers
EOPS students planning to transfer to a CSU or a UC are eligible to receive an application fee waiver. This will waive the application fees for CSU and UC campuses. Private schools are not included, but if an application fee waiver is needed for those schools, students may speak with the admission office of the campus to which they plan to apply for the free waivers.
9. Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Fees
This student-driven organization promotes engagement in four honor society hallmarks: Service, Leadership, Scholarship, and Fellowship. Students that are motivated to take on leadership roles are elected to officer positions and develop skills in the honors society hallmarks by arranging academic and community service events throughout the year such as blood drives, film and lecture series, environmental awareness events, and holiday food and toy drives. Eligible EOPS students may request EOPS cover the cost of these fees. This request must be made during the same academic year as entering into PTK.
10.CARE Program (based on eligibility)
EOPS students who are single parents with children under 14 years of age, head-of-household, and receiving cash-aid through CalWORKs/TANF are eligible to receive additional assistance through the CARE program. Services may include supplemental child care grants, bus passes or gas cards, auto repair voucher, books and supplies, nursing uniform, and more. Please ask the CARE coordinator for more information.