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EOPS Eligibility

EOPS Eligibility for 2014–2015

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

  • Be a California resident for at least one year and one day before school starts;
  • Be enrolled full-time (12 units) when accepted into the EOPS program.
  • Have completed no more than 70-degree applicable units, not counting remedial course work. Priority will be given to students who have earned less than 30 units.
  • Be approved for a Board of Governors Enrollment Fee Waiver (BOGW) under either the BOGW A or B criteria.


Receive public benefits such as TANF/CalWORKS, SSI/SSP, GA, or VETS.


Use this method to see if you qualify based on 2013 income:

  • Household Size of 1 AND an Income Standard of $17,235 or less
  • Household Size of 2 AND an Income Standard of $23,265 or less
  • Household Size of 3 AND an Income Standard of $29,295 or less
  • Household Size of 4 AND an Income Standard of $35,325 or less
  • Add $6,030 thereafter for each additional member in household

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 course required for an associate degree at the college of attendance
  • 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

EOPS Criteria and Services

CARE Eligibility

To be eligible for the CARE Program, Students 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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