At College of Marin, we understand that youth coming from the foster care system face unique challenges in getting a college education. We are here to help current and former foster youth overcome these challenges through every step of the educational journey.

Get started at our Welcome Center and contact us with any questions along the way.

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)

Current or former foster youth who are taking at least 9 units will most likely qualify for Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), which offers a variety of financial and academic support, including book grants, counseling, school supplies, one and one tutoring, and more.

Financial Assistance

Chaffee Grant

Current or former foster youth may qualify for up to $5,000 a year for their college education, monies that don’t need to be paid back. Use it to help pay for, rent, books, childcare and more. The Chafee Grant can also be used after  transfer to an eligible California college or university or career or technical school, and schools in other states. Learn more at https://chafee.csac.ca.gov/