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Qualifications for EOPS Participation

Please use the guidelines below to assist you in qualifying for EOPS participation. Not sure? Please contact our dedicated staff and counselors with all of your education questions today!

 To Qualify for EOPS you must:

  • Be a California resident
    • Dream Act/AB540 students also qualify
  • Be enrolled full-time (12 units or more)
  • Not have completed more than 70 units of degree applicable college level
           course work
  • Not have received a degree or certificate
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at or the California Dream Act Application at
  • Qualify for the Board of Governors Waiver (BOGW)
    • Meet  BOG financial standards
             Check with an EOPS staff member for your specific status.
  • Be educationally disadvantaged by satisfying one of the following criteria:
    • Not a high school graduate
    • Not eligible for college level English or math classes
    • High school GPA less than 2.5 on a 4.0 point scale
  • For other factors, check with an EOPS staff member.
  • Apply for Financial aid before applying for EOPS

EOPS students are required to maintain satisfactory progress as outlined in their Student Agreement contract.

As an EOPS student you may also qualify for CARE.