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EOPS offers assistance to students who meet the EOPS state guidelines for eligibility. The EOPS program at College of Marin assists students in obtaining the widest range of benefits to ensure and encourage enrollment, retention, and success as a college student.

Please note: the College is closed on Fridays during the summer.

Location & Hours

Kentfield Campus, learning Center, Room 160
(415) 485-9605
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Indian Valley Campus, Bldg 27, room 104
(415) 485-9605
Once per month By appt.

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Guidelines for EOPS Eligibility

The state of California establishes guidelines which determine both financial and educational eligibility for EOPS assistance.

Students applying to the EOPS program for the first time must meet these three eligibility requirements:

  • Income
    • Qualify for a fee waiver, BOGW A or BOGW B grant (apply in the Financial Aid Office or online)
  • Education (one of the following)
    • Placement test results showing you are not qualified for enrollment in English 150 or Math 103
    • You did not graduate from high school or do not have a GED
    • You are a high school graduate with a GPA of 2.49 or below
    • You have been previously enrolled in remedial education
    • Other factors as determined by the EOPS Director
  • Units
    • You must be enrolled as a full time student (12 or more units)
    • You must have completed fewer than 70 degree applicable units from any institution of higher education

The EOPS coordinator determines final approval for eligibility. Stop by the office to see if you qualify.

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Services Available

EOPS students are eligible for a wide range of support services which include:

  • Academic, career, vocational and transfer counseling. Professional counselors are available to meet you throughout the semester.
  • Bookgrants. You will receive a check or voucher at the beginning of the semester to help you pay for your books (when available).
  • Tutoring. All EOPS students are encouraged to take advantage of the free peer tutoring program available for all COM students. If further help is needed, EOPS students are eligible for one hour of individualized free tutoring per subject, per week.
  • Priority registration. EOPS students (along with DSPS students, Foster Youth, and Veterans) can register a full-day before other students at the college.
  • Computers. The EOPS/Tutoring Center in LC 160 has several computers available for EOPS students who wish to use them for academic purposes.
  • College campus tours. Each spring when funding is available, the EOPS counselors take interested EOPS students for a private tour of many of the UC and CSU campuses in the area.
  • Cultural, educational, and social events. The EOPS program offers different events to support the further development of its students beyond the classroom.
  • General information and services. The EOPS staff is always available to answer questions, provide information, and refer students to other departments on campus.

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The CARE program

Additional support is available for EOPS students who are single parents currently receiving CalWORKs. Eligibility is based on state regulations. The EOPS coordinator will determine final approval. Stop by to see if you qualify.

CARE students may be eligible for child care grants, transportation grants,books, supplies, and more.

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Becky Reetz EOPS, CARE, & CalWORKs Director
(415) 485-9633
Allyson Martinez EOPS & CARE Coordinator (415) 485-9625
Hugo Guillen EOPS, CARE & CalWORKs Specialist (415) 485-9605
Rinetta Early EOPS Counselor
CARE Counselor
(415) 485-9605
Javier Urena EOPS Counselor
CARE Counselor
(415) 485-9605

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Student Services webpage
Technical Contact: Becky Reetz, EOPS, CARE & CalWORKs Coordinator, 415-485-9633
If you need to post edits to this page, please refer to the Technical Contact listed above.