Current Students

CARE Book Award

NOTE: In order to use your CARE BSA funds, you would first need to select and use your EOPS BSA funds, then CARE BSA funds when purchasing your textbooks.

The Spring 2021 Book Service Award is available to eligible EOPS/CARE students beginning on Monday, January 11, 2021 and will end on Friday, February 26, 2021. The EOPS book award amount for Spring 2021 is $250.

Check your EOPS BSA Status here

If you experience any problems in purchasing your books through the bookstore, please email the Bookstore Manager- Nick Karvia, at nkarvia@fullcoll.edu.

If you experience any problems with your EOPS Book Service Award account or have an issue that requires immediate attention, you can email Director Sonia Duran at sduran@fullcoll.edu.

CARE BSA status

To find out if you have been awarded a CARE BSA, please contact the CARE Program at CARE@fullcoll.edu.

The book award amount for Spring 2021 is $550. If you select the “shipping” option for book orders, EOPS will cover the shipping fee! Additionally, if your purchase totals more than the amount awarded, you will be required to pay the difference at the time of purchase.

*Note that these funds are for your own personal use! You may not purchase books using your BSA funds for anyone else.

 

Just a couple reminders in case you have not been awarded:

  • If you are a CalWORKs Participant and receiving funds through county.
  • You have not submitted all required CARE documentation.
  • You have not attended the required CARE Kick-Off Orientation.
  • If you are continuing student, you were not enrolled in your appropriate units.
  • (Applies to all EOPS/CARE students): You are enrolled in units, but the majority are at Cypress College.
  • You are wait-listed and not enrolled in the classes yet.
  • You are not enrolled in units.

If you experience any problems with your EOPS and/or CARE BSA account, or if have any issues that requires immediate attention, please send an email to the CARE Program at CARE@fullcoll.edu.

Bookstore process to Purchase your Textbooks

 

Educational Supplies Info

FREE educational supplies (school supplies) are available to all CARE students. These items are available for one time pick-up, each semester that you are in the program.

CARE Laptop Loan

The CARE Tablet Loan program through the CARE office at Fullerton College is available to all current CARE students. Tablets are distributed on a first come, first served basis and only available while supplies lasts.

To request a tablet for the current semester, please contact Beatriz Resendiz at BResendiz@fullcoll.edu. Further instructions will be provided.

Lending Library

The EOPS/CARE Office works closely with the Fullerton College Library to provide additional benefits for our students. We try to stock Books, Calculators, and Online Access Codes that are in high demand so that our students can borrow these items for the semester (Access codes can be kept and do not need to be returned). It is recommended that EOPS/CARE students first check for their items in the Lending Library prior to spending their Book Service Awards. If the items are available in the library, you can use your BSA funds for any other additional textbooks that you may need!

Remote instructions for Spring 2021 – This semester you can request to borrow a book, calculator, or access code (access codes do not need to be returned) Beginning, January 21,2021 and continuing every Thursday, (while supplies last) students will be able to pick up their requested items during the Healthy Hornet Drive-Thru between 9:00am – 12:00pm.

These items will be provided to students on a first come, first served basis, and only while supplies last. Students must submit the EOPS Lending Library Request form to be considered for these items. The request form will close on Wednesday’s at noon.
Students will receive a confirmation email from Brandi Wilson to confirm that the item(s) requested are still available.

Here is the link to make your request: Book Lending Contract

Please refer to the EOPS or CARE/FYSI Canvas page> Book Services> Book Lending Library for more information.

CARE Grant Info

All CARE Program students may be eligible to receive a CARE Grant Award at the end of each Fall and Spring semester. Below are the eligibility guidelines to be granted the award. CARE students interested in earning a CARE Grant, must complete all EOPS/CARE program requirements by March 26, 2021.

NEW CARE Students

  1. Complete all 3 EOPS/CARE Counseling Appointment
    CARE Student can count 1 CalWORKs Counseling appt of the as one of the 3 required EOPS/CARE appointments. The appointment must be for Academic Counseling purpose and not county related. Please have your CalWORKs Counselor submit via email an appointment verification to Nicole Howard at NHoward@fullcoll.edu and CC: Beatriz Resendiz at BResendiz@fullcoll.edu.
  2. Complete 3 hours of tutoring & 1 CARE Program Workshop
  3. Have an unmet need with/ Financial Aid
    WARNING: Work-Study Students & Students Loans
  4. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

Continuing CARE Students

  1. Complete all 3 EOPS/CARE Counseling Appointment
    CARE Student can count 1 CalWORKs Counseling appt of the as one of the 3 required EOPS/CARE appointments. The appointment must be for Academic Counseling purpose and not county related. Please have your CalWORKs Counselor submit via email an appointment verification to Nicole Howard at NHoward@fullcoll.edu and CC: Beatriz Resendiz at BResendiz@fullcoll.edu.
  2. Complete 3 hours of tutoring & 1 CARE Program Workshop
    OR 2 CARE Program Workshops
  3. Have an unmet need with/ Financial Aid
    WARNING: Work-Study Students & Students Loans
  4. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

CARE Gas & Grocery Cards

All CARE Program students may be eligible to receive a CARE gas and/or CARE grocery cards for the Fall and Spring semester (if funds available). Below are the eligibility requirements.

  • Good Standing with EOPS and CARE Program
  • Attended the CARE Kick-Off Orientation before or during the beginning of each Fall and Spring Semester
  • Have submitted all required CARE documentation
    • Current CARE_CalWORKs Benefits Verification form
    • Transportation proof (auto registration and/or auto insurance)

FALL & SPRING DISTRIBUTION: Gas and Grocery cards will be distributed once a month to CARE students during Healthy Hornets Drive Thru. On pick up day, please inform the staff at check in that you are a CARE student picking up gas and/or grocery cards. *Please sign up for the CARE Remind App
Please contact the CARE Program at CARE@fullcoll.edu for any question regarding your program status.

CARE Reimbursement Forms

During the Fall and Spring semesters, CARE Program students may be eligible to receive reimbursements for auto repairs, student fees, and FC Honors Societies application fee, as funds allow. Reimbursement forms must be submitted by the specified deadline dates – See forms.

CARE Auto Reimbursement – REIMBURSEMENT DEADLINE 10/22/2021

CARE allotment for auto maintenance will cover up to $500.00 per student for the Fall 2021 semester, and as funds allow. Please understand that this is a reimbursement that will be used exclusively for approved auto repairs based on Title V. Auto Repair provider must be an established business.
Please complete the online reimbursement form with the required attachments

  • Driver’s License
  • Car Registration
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Receipts showing payment of service – Student Name must be on the receipt to avoid any delays in payment.
  • Date of receipts for FALL 2021 can fall between for dates below:08/01/2021- 10/15/2021

Receipt(s) must be itemized and legible, and indicate payment type, reflecting a zero balance.

Allowable expenses include:

  • Tires
  • Oil Change
  • Lubrication & Tune-ups
  • Battery

If your form is incomplete, the CARE Staff will contact you to gather additional documentation. Fill out the Auto Reimbursement form here.

Student Fees Reimbursement – REIMBURSEMENT DEADLINE 10/15/2021

Please make sure when you are done registering for classes that you add the fees below to your MyGateway Account & Pay for your fees:

  • Health Center ($21.00) – automatically add to all student accounts
  • Student Representation Fee ($2.00) – automatically add to all student accounts
  • Student ID Card ($3.50) – Optional Fee will need to add to the registration
  • Parking Permit (Auto $30.00/Motorcycle $20.00) – Optional Fee will need to add to the registration
  • A.S. Benefits ($8.50) – Optional Fee will need to add to the registration
  • Sports Equipment Fee (Varies) – Optional Fee will need to add to the registration
  • Transportation Fee ($5.00/$5.75 OCTA bus fee) – automatically add to all student accounts

Fill out the Student Fees form here.

Honors Fee Reimbursement – REIMBURSEMENT DEADLINE 10/15/2021

CARE program can assist with reimbursing CARE students that join a Fullerton College Honor Society that requires a membership fee.

  1. Complete the online reimbursement form with required attachments
  2. Provide a copy of the application for the Honor Society
  3. Attach a copy of your receipt showing your paid membership.

Fill out the Honors Fee form here.