BECOMING AN EOPS STUDENT
Please fill out and submit separately an EOPS Student Transfer Information form if you participated in the EOPS program at another college
Quick Checklist for EOPS eligibility (please read below for detailed eligibility requirements):
- Must be enrolled in 12 units or more (or be able to provide a letter from Special Programs and Services recommending a student take between 6 and 11 units)
- Must have completed a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and/or at minimum complete an application and qualify for a Board of Governors Fee Waiver (type A or B)
- Can not have completed more than 70 degree-applicable units
EOPS is a state funded program designed to recruit and retain low-income students who are educationally disadvantaged. The program provides services above and beyond those offered by financial aid, tutoring, counseling, and other college Student Services programs.
To qualify for EOPS, a student must demonstrate an economic disadvantage by filing either a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW) through the Financial Aid Office, and fall within the following income guidelines:
No. in Household and Total Family Income for 2014
(1) = $17,505 or less
(2) = $23,595 or less
(3) = $29,685 or less
(4) = $35,775 or less
(5) = $41,865 or less
(6) = $47,955 or less
Add $6,090 for each additional family member
Also, to qualify for EOPS a student must demonstrate an educational disadvantage by:
- having been placed by the Assessment Test at or below the English 28 level and/or Math 123B/137/115 level, or
- having not graduated from high school nor earned a GED, or
- being a high school graduate with a cumulative high school grade point average less than 2.5, or
- having taken remedial classes previously, or
- being a first generation college student, or
- coming from a household where English was not the primary language spoken in the home, or
- being a member of an under-represented ethnic group on campus, or
- being an emancipated foster youth.
Finally, to be eligible for EOPS a student must be enrolled full time (12 or more units for Fall/Spring; 4 or more units for summer, unless qualified to receive a unit waiver from Special Programs and Services), have not completed more than 70 degree applicable units cumulative, and be a resident of California.
Please click here for a list of the services and benefits offered by the EOPS program.
Additionally, if you are a single parent of a child 13 years of age or younger and are receiving CalWORKs/TANF benefits, you may be eligible for the CARE program.
If you are a current or former foster youth 24 years old or younger who was in Foster Care at age 16, please see our CAFYES Program webpage for information about this program for foster youth.