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
- Must have completed a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and/or at minimum 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 2012
(1) = $16,755 or less
(2) = $22,695 or less
(3) = $28,635 or less
(4) = $34,575 or less
(5) = $40,515 or less
(6) = $46,455or less
Add $5,940 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 below the English 28 level and/or Math 123A 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), 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.