NEXT UP (formally known as CAYFES) is an educational support assistance program under the umbrella of EOPS, for eligible current or former foster youth. (ALL NEXT UP students are EOPS students).

Qualify for the NEXT UP Program

To qualify to be a NEXT UP student you must meet the following criteria:

  • Was in foster care on or after your 13th birthday in any state
  • Enrolled in at least 1 unit with the intent to enroll in 9 units through an EdPlan
  • Are under the age of 26 at the time you apply for EOPS/NextUp
  • Your FAFSA and primary college both list Oxnard College

How Do I Apply?

  1. If you have not done so, please meet with Fidelia Flores in Financial Aid to verify your status
  2. Submit an EOPS/CARE/NextUp Application
  3. If Fidelia cannot verify your status you will need to submit a letter of verification of foster youth status. Please contact us directly if you require assistance with this.

SERVICES for NextUp Eligible Students

  • One on One Counseling
  • Assistance with Class Selection
  • Assistance with College Forms
  • Early Registration
  • Grants (Free Money for College)
  • Book Vouchers
  • Grocery Vouchers
  • Cafeteria Meal Coupons
  • Childcare at the OC Child Development Center
  • Student Computer Lab
  • Survival Kit: School Supplies
  • & more!