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Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS)

The EOPS program is no longer accepting applications for Spring 2024. Please check back in May for fall 2024 applications.

Eligible current or former foster youth may be accepted into EOPS/NextUp at any point during the academic year.  Please visit the NextUp page here to complete an application.

For questions regarding the EOPS, CARE & NextUp programs, services or application process, please call us at 707-256-7326 or email us at

What is EOPS?

EOPS is a state-funded program established by the California Legislature in 1969 to address the issues of equal access to quality education (SB 164, Alquist). The over-all intention of EOPS is the one of "extending the opportunities for the community college education to all who may profit thereof, regardless of economic, social and educational status." The legislation encourages the state's community colleges to develop programs and services "over, above, and in addition to" regular college programs and services, in order to increase attendance by historically underrepresented students, and enhance their success in college and hopefully beyond. Simply put EOPS assists program participants in reaching their educational goals through academic support and financial assistance.

EOPS at Napa Valley College

EOPS at Napa Valley College is a state-funded program that provides support services to eligible students. Whether you are interested in obtaining job skills, an occupational certificate, an associate degree, or transferring to a four-year institution, our knowledgeable and caring staff can provide extra encouragement, support, and guidance to help you realize your goal(s). Priority enrollment is given to students who are not being served by similar NVC academic support programs.

What does EOPS offer its students?

  • Counseling; including academic, transfer, scholarship, personal, and career
  • Priority Registration
  • Transfer Assistance
  • Coordination with other academic support services on campus
  • Tutoring services
  • Informational Workshops
  • Assistance with Books

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Contact Us

  • Financial Aid/EOPS
    1100 Building
    Room 1132
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  • (707) 256-7326

  • (707) 256-7323
    Hablamos Español

  • The EOPS Office has transitioned to telephone, email, or online contact only. 

    Monday 9:00am-5:00pm
    Tuesday 9:00am-5:00pm
    Wednesday 9:00am-5:00pm
    Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm
    Friday  9:00am-12:00pm

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