Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a financial aid program of the State of California and Community College districts. It aims to recruit and assist college students who show academic and financial need, considered educationally disadvantaged and or academically underprepared. Created in January 1969 in a bill introduced by Senator Al Alquist, its purpose is to encourage enrollment, retention and transfer of students disadvantaged by various factors, such as language, social, economic and education. The EOPS provides enrollment assistance, educational planning, tutoring/educational services, and limited financial assistance when available. Eligibility is limited to California residents who demonstrate eligibility for receiving the Board of Governors Grant and have an academic need.