San Jose City College Support Programs



Academic, financial, and social support programs available to students attending
San Jose City College.

Support Service Program Services Provided How can this program help you? Eligible Population Contact Person
EOP&S
(Extended Opportunity Program and Services)
Scholarships → information regarding possible scholarships for school
Priority Registration → Pick classes before other students
Book Vouchers and book lending library → Free Books
Academic, personal, and career Counseling → meet with a counselor 3 times a semester
Access to computers and printers → free printing and free access to computers
Tutoring Services → Free tutoring
Assistance with transferring to a 4 year University → help with the transfer process from Community College to 4 year university
Cap and Gown → free cap and gown for graduation
Book Vouchers → Free textbooks for school
Food Vouchers → Free food up to a certain dollar amount from the cafeteria
Grants → Information about free money for school
School Supplies → access to free pens, notebooks, pencils and any extra necessary school supplies
  • California resident or AB540 eligible
  • Qualify for the BOG fee waiver, Part A or B
  • Enroll in 12 units per semester (exceptions for DSP students)
  • Educationally disadvantaged, defined by EOP&S state guidelines
  • Completed less than 70 college units
Description of Support Program Application Process
EOP&S is a program designed to support students who face financial and educational challenges. The mission is to provide financial and social support to help student’s complete community college successfully.
  • Students can complete the EOP&S application in student center or online:
  • Talk to Jasmine Phan at SC-201; or (408) 288-3788
  • Online Application
Support Service Program Services Provided How can this program help you? Eligible Population Contact Person
CARE
(Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education)
Book Vouchers → Free textbooks for school
Food Vouchers → Free food up to a certain dollar amount from the cafeteria
Grants → Information about free money for school
School Supplies → access to free pens, notebooks, pencils and any extra necessary school supplies
  • Must be enrolled in EOP&S
  • 1) Be part of the CalWORKs program through the county, 2) upon enrollment into the college a student can apply for CalWORKs support on campus
  • Be a parent and at least 18 years of age
  • Be single head of household
  • Have at least one dependent child
  • Be receiving TANF benefits
Description of Support Program Application Process
CARE is designed to help EOP&S students who are single parents. CARE offers extra services for parents who are single and have at least one dependent child.
  • To apply go to the Student Center, SC-201 and fill out an application
  • To contact Fazila directly through her email fazila.nuristani@sjcc.edu
Support Service Program Services Provided How can this program help you? Eligible Population Contact Person
CalWORKs
Book and school supply vouchers → Free books and supplies for school
Access to second harvest food bank→First Friday of every month students can access food from second harvest food bank
Childcare Costs → Child Care at a reduced price
Work Study program → students can work on campus
Parking Permits and transportation costs → Free parking permits, gas cards and reduced transportation costs
Academic Counseling → free academic counseling 3 times a semester
Student Mentorship → students will be assigned a mentor who went through the CalWORKs program
Support Assistance and Advocacy → extra personal support
Career Exploration and Job Search → help with finding a career and jobs
Resume Development → Help with building a resume for job searches
Tutoring → free tutoring
Laptop Rentals and printing → free rentals for laptop use and free printing
Cap and Gown → free cap and gown for graduates
  • SJCC students who are currently receiving cash assistance (TANF)
  • A county referral form is needed in order to receive services from SJCC CalWORKs program
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.0
  • Do not receive any breaks, no summer break, or break between semesters
  • Turn in attendance sheets on time
Description of Support Program Application Process
CalWORKs program serves parents who receive TANF. CalWORKs provides extra financial service to help with academic success.
  • To apply, visit the CalWORKs office at Student Services, 2nd floor room 216 & 216-C
Support Service Program Services Provided How can this program help you? Eligible Population Contact Person
Guardian Scholar
Book and school supply vouchers → Free books and supplies for school
Academic and career counseling → free counseling 3 times a semester
Personal and Life Skills training → free training on workplace and life skills
Assistance with financial and housing matters → available for students who need help with financial planning and housing
Book Lending Library → free books are available on reserve at the library
Lending Technology → rentals for laptops, computers, and calculators
Study Skills Workshop → workshops to help students develop strong study habits
VTA Eco pass → Free VTA bus passes
University Field trips → free trips to visit university campuses
  • Foster Youth—been in foster care, no matter the length of time
  • Dependent or ward of the court
  • Emancipated Minor
  • Orphaned
  • Homeless or at risk of being homeless
  • Living with a family member or relative (arranged formally or informally)
  • Don’t have to take the full 12 units for Guardian Scholar
Description of Support Program Application Process
The Guardian Scholar program provides support for foster youth, students who have experienced homelessness, and the justice system.
  • Can call (408) 288-3788 to apply.
  • Students must provide proof of being on the foster system, or probation, or proof of homelessness
  • Complete EOP&S application, and on top of EOPS Application, write “Guardian Scholar program”
  • Turn into student center, SC-201.
Support Service Program Services Provided How can this program help you? Eligible Population Contact Person
FYSI
(Foster Youth Success Initiative)
Counseling → free academic, career, and personal counseling
Links students to on campus resources → help connect students with appropriate on campus supports
Assistance with FAFSA → Help students with completing their FAFSA application
Scholarship Information → help students complete and research scholarship applications
  • Area foster youth or emancipated youth residing in Santa Clara County
  • Lived in a foster home or group home at any time
Description of Support Program Application Process
FYSI is the Foster Youth Initiative to help foster youth succeed throughout their college experience
Support Service Program Services Provided How can this program help you? Eligible Population Contact Person
ALMASS
(Advocacy Leadership for immigrant Access Support and Services)
Counseling
(academic, career, and personal) → free counseling throughout the semester
Financial Aid Assistance → Help students with completing their FAFSA application
Book Vouchers → free textbooks for school
Lending Library → Textbook rentals are available at the library for students to use
Lending Technology (laptops/calculator) → free technology rentals are available
College resources/schools materials → help connect students with appropriate on campus supports
Career Assessment → Help students try and figure out what careers they are interested in
Study Skills Workshop → workshops to help students develop strong study habits
VTA Eco passes → discounted or free parking permits for students
Referral to legal immigration counsel → assist students with applying for citizenship
University Field trips → free field trips to 4-year universities
  • Any student who is considered to be AB540/DACA is eligible to apply
  • Any student who identifies with the Latino/a, Mexican American populations
Description of Support Program Application Process
ALMASS supports immigrant students of all backgrounds including AB540/DACA students
Support Service Program Services Provided How can this program help you? Eligible Population Contact Person
Puente
Help with Basic Skills writing → assistance with writing skills
Preparing for transferring to a 4 year college → assistance with filling out applications for the transfer process
Counseling → free academic counseling
Mentoring→ Students are provided with a mentor who stays with them throughout their experience at San Jose City College.
Writing Skills → Students receive extra assistance and free tutoring to help improve their writing skills
Career Counseling → if students are not sure what they want to do, they can get assistance with career exploration
  • Puente is open to all students
  • Puente is open to any student who is interested in applying to a 4-year institution.
  • Students have to be eligible for English 92 in the fall and English 1A in the Spring
Description of Support Program Application Process
Puente is designed to help students adjust to the college life and prepare for the transfer process to a 4-year university. Puente focuses on: accelerated writing, counseling, and mentoring.
Support Service Program Services Provided How can this program help you? Eligible Population Contact Person
UMOJA
Priority Registration → Students will be able to register for classes before everyone else
Counseling, Individual and group → Students can receive free counseling, such as academic, career, or personal
Learning Communities → Students will be able to study with other students in a group setting
Trips to universities → Students will be able to take free trips to visit university campuses
Cultural Events → Students can attend free cultural events
Leadership Opportunities →Students will have the opportunity to learn what it is like to be in a leadership role
  • Umoja is open to African American students and anyone who is interested in learning about African American Culture
  • Students must be eligible for English 92 in fall semester and English 1A in the spring semester
  • Students must apply for fall enrollment to the Learning Community by contacting Emoji counselor
  • Students must be willing to register in Umoja selected courses
  • Students must participate in All Cultural Events.
Description of Support Program Application Process
UMOJA is a program for African American Students to help with academic success and support
Support Service Program Services Provided How can this program help you? Eligible Population Contact Person
SAS

(Student Accessibility Services program)

Alternative media services → Students can have access to alternative media services to help with note taking, lectures, tests, and homework
Counseling → students are able to receive free counseling
Learning disability services → Students are able to receive extra support services for alternative learning
Equipment loans → students are able to receive free equipment, such as laptops or calculators
Note takers → Students are provided with note takers during lectures and during class
Sign language → If necessary, students are provided with sign language interpreter
Test taking accommodations → Students are able to receive special assistance for test taking
Use of computers for tests → Students are able to use computers during tests
  • Proof of physical disability
  • Must have an Adapted Physical Education Medical Referral Form from a medical professional
Description of Support Program Application Process
SAS or Student Accessibility Services is designed for students with physical, mental learning, or sensory disability.
  • Must show proof of Adapted Physical Education from medical professional
  • To apply contact Dr. Edina Rutland; SAS Associate Director at (408) 831-3131; Edina.rutland@sjcc.edu

Information on the programs above is also available on San Jose City College’s website.

If you would like assistance connecting to the above programs please contact Erica DiPietro, OYP Pathways Coordinator, at edipietro@kidsincommon.orgFor printable version click here.