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Four Steps to Apply for CARE
  • Apply for admissions to COD, and receive approval for the "Fee Waiver" (Board of Governor's Grant Fee Waiver Application).
  • Complete and mail the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Complete and submit the EOPS/CARE application on-line or pick up one in our office.
  • Submit a copy of your most current Notice of Action from TANF, CalWORKS, or GAIN. 
What happens next?
  • Your application will be processed by a staff member.
  • You will receive an email from EOPS/CARE.
  • If you are approved for the program, you will need to call and make an appointment to speak with a counselor.
  • If you are approved for CARE you will be notified by telephone...a staff member will need to speak with you.  For purposes of confidentiality, we do not leave detailed messages.