Qualification and Services

EOPS/CARE Services

The EOPS staff is committed to providing EOPS eligible students with support services to help them achieve their educational goals. Services for students who qualify may include:

  • Academic, career and personal counseling
  • Book grants
  • Textbook lending library
  • Special EOPS scholarships
  • Basic school supplies
  • Priority registration
  • One-on-one tutoring

The CARE program for single parents receiving County benefits provides these additional services:

  • Textbooks and school supplies
  • Parking permits
  • Transportation grants
  • Lunch vouchers
  • Gas cards


To qualify for EOPS, students must satisfy all three eligibility requirements:

  1. Qualify for a California Promise Grant (formerly known as BOG)
  2. One of the following:
  • First generation college student
  • Member of an underrepresented minority
  • English is/was not the primary language spoken in the home
  • Previously enrolled below college level math or English
  • Graduated from high school with a GPA below 2.50
  • Did not graduate from high school or do not have a GED
  • Current or former foster youth
  1. Students must be enrolled as a full time student (12 units or more; some exceptions apply) AND must have completed fewer than 70 degree applicable units from any institution of higher education.


To qualify for CARE, students must:

  1. Be a CalWORKs or TANF participant
  2. Have at least one child under 18 years old
  3. Be a single-parent head of household
  4. Be eligible for the EOPS program

CalWORKs Services

Services for qualified students include:

  • Academic, career and personal counseling
  • Priority registration
  • Educational supplies
  • Work-study opportunities
  • Workshops for personal and professional development
  • Scholarships


To receive services, students must:

  • Be a cash aid/ CalWORKs recipient 
  • Meet with a County Employment Development Counselor for the intake process
  • Be enrolled or in the process of enrolling in classes at College of Marin
  • Complete the College of Marin CalWORKs orientation

For more information on general eligibility and to apply online visit www.benefitscal.org