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EOPS Requirements and Services

​Do I qualify for EOPS?

For EOPS, the student must meet all of the following criteria: 

  • California resident or student who meets Dream Act/AB 540 criteria (as determined by Admissions)
  • Qualifies for Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver;
  • Demonstrates “educational disadvantage”, such as: GPA in HS below 2.5 (verified by transcript), GED or CAHSEE Certificate holder, first-generation college student; student whose primary language is other than English; placement in remedial-level coursework, member of an underrepresented group; emancipated foster youth;
  • A continuing college student who will have no more than 34 units of college-level work completed (remedial units are not counted) and a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA at time of entry to the program (some exceptions may apply).
  • Plan to be a full-time student enrolled in at least12 units at time of entry to the program, unless a waiver is granted (e.g. for student with a verified disability or other “special circumstance”). 

…and meet one of the following criteria: 

  • Have placed in a basic skills math or English course; 
  • Have previously enrolled in a basic skills math or English course;
  • Be educationally disadvantaged as defined by EOPS state regulations; or
  • Meet one of the alternative educational criteria identified by EOPS.

If you believe you are EOPS eligible, please come to the office during one of the open enrollment dates:

Applications for Fall 2017 will be accepted April 3rd - 21st, 2017

Please stop by the EOPS Office in VL-110 to pick up an application.  

- Spring 2017 enrollment is now closed.
- Applications from single parents (with a child under 14 years of age), veterans, and former foster youth may be considered after the deadline as space allows.

Services Available For Eligible Participants 

EOPS may provide the following services to qualified students (services are dependent on availability):

  • Priority Registration
  • Book loans or waivers*
  • Counseling - Academic, Career and Personal
  • Tutoring Services
  • Financial Aid Information/Assistance
  • Transfer Assistance/Fee Waiver
  • Academic Support Workshops
  • ID Fee Waiver*
  • Bus Pass*

*Budget Permitting

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