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Palomar College Learning For Success

Current and Former Foster Youth

EOPS Counseling Services Division


  • Identify as a current or former foster youth that was in foster care on or after your 13th birthday for at least one day
  • Under the age of 26.
  • Submit a Verification of Dependency Letter documenting foster care placement
  • Enroll in at least six units per semester
  • Complete FAFSA /Dream Application

The Dependency Letter states when the student first entered foster care and the end date or current status as a foster youth. A Dependency Letter can be provided by a social/case worker, county office, or by contacting the Foster Care Ombudsman’s office at 1-877-846-1602.

  1. Complete the FYRST Program FYRST Intake Form AND provide a Dependency Letter
  2. Submit to the EOPS Office and make an appointment to meet the FYRST Counselor by contacting EOPS at (760) 744-1150 ext. 3090

How can I get more information?

Contact the FYRST Counselor/Coordinator at (760) 744-1150 Extension 3090 or the EOPS Office at (760) 744-1150 Extension 2449