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EOPS and CARE Eligibility

EOPS Eligibility for 2016-2017

In order to be eligible for the EOPS program, students must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. You must be a California resident for at least one year and one day before school starts.
  2. You must be enrolled full-time (12 units) when accepted into the EOPS program.
  3. You must have completed no more than 70 degree-applicable units (does not include remedial coursework). Priority is given to students who have earned less than 30 units.
  4. You must have approval for a Board of Governors Enrollment Fee Waiver (BOGW) under either the BOGW A or B criteria.

    BOGW A: For students receiving public benefits such as TANF, CalWORKS, SSI/SSP, General Assistance (GA), or VETS.

    BOGW B: For students meeting the following 2015 income requirements:

    • Household Size of 1 AND an Income Standard of $17,655 or less
    • Household Size of 2 AND an Income Standard of $23,895 or less
    • Household Size of 3 AND an Income Standard of $30,135 or less
    • Household Size of 4 AND an Income Standard of $36,375 or less
    • Add $6,240 thereafter for each additional member in household
  5. You must be educationally disadvantaged, as determined by the Program Coordinator. You must meet one or more of the following factors:

    • Does not qualify for the minimum level english or math requirements
    • Does not have a high school diploma, GED certificate or high school equivalency certificate
    • Graduated from high school with less than a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (Transcripts required for documentation)
    • Has been previously enrolled in remedial/developmental education, in adult education, high school or any higher education institution
    • Other factors are upon approval of Program Coordinator

CARE Eligibility

To be eligible for the CARE Program, you must:

  • Be eligible for EOPS
  • Be at least 18 years of age and be single head of household
  • Be a current recipient of AFDC/TANF/CalWORKS
  • Have one child under 14 years of age
  • Be enrolled full-time upon admission to the program
  • CARE verification documents must be submitted on time and current with our office
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