Our Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) staff go above and beyond in our support of students to ensure that you have access to resources and support that will help you succeed during your time at Mesa. By offering comprehensive academic and counseling support, along with a number of other helpful services, EOPS strives to aid student retention and provide you with an education that is unlimited by barriers.
View the eligibility requirements and fill out the EOPS application to start receiving services and support. Applications will be reviewed starting on June 22nd for the following Fall semester.Access the EOPS Application
To be eligible to participate in EOPS programs, you must:
There are several EOPS programs tailored to address students' specific needs and expand their educational opportunities. Learn more about the benefits of our programs.
Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) provides support services to single parents receiving CalWORKs as they balance the responsibilities of college life and family obligations. Find out more about the requirements to qualify for CARE and receive additional services as an EOPS student.Learn about CARE
NextUP supports current and former foster youth students as they pursue their educational goals. Students can also participate in the FAST Scholars program and access an additional range of academic and basic needs support designed for Foster Youth Students.
The Borderless Scholar program helps Dreamer, AB 540, DACA recipient, and/or Undocumented Students navigate college and provides specialized counseling and access to legal services to to encourage their success and empowerment.Learn about Borderless Scholars
Rising Scholars (formerly Project Restart) is committed to supporting students who have been impacted by incarceration. The program provides access to a community of support as well as on and off-campus resources to encourage students' persistence despite their circumstances.
STAR TRIO is a program that includes six outreach and support programs targeted to serve and assist low-income, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post baccalaureate programs.Learn about STAR TRIO