The NextUp program, formerly known as CAFYES (Cooperating Agencies for Foster Youth Educational Support), works with Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) to tailor and expand on the services that are being offered to current and former foster youth attending Santa Rosa Junior College.  



NextUp Qualifications

  • Be a California resident or Non-Resident Tuition Exempt (AB-540) status.
  • Qualify for a California College Promise Grant, Type A1, A2, A3, or B (formerly known as the Board of Governors Waiver (BOGW).
  • Be considered a current or former foster youth in California whose dependency was established or continued by the court on or after your 13th birthday.
  • Be enrolled in 3 or more units at time of application 
  • Not older than 25 at the beginning of the academic year

NextUp Services
In addition to all EOPS Services and Bear Cub Scholar services, NextUp students can receive

  • Emergency housing assistance
  • Additional book funding for required textbooks
  • Vendor cards for food and/or transportation
  • NextUp Grants
  • Parking Permits

For more information or to find out if you qualify for our programs, please leave a message at 707-527-4383 or email