EOPS Qualifications

EOPS applicants must be certified as both economically and educationally disadvantaged.

Economic Eligibility

Economic eligibility is determined by the Financial Aid office by completing the Board of Governors Grant (BOGG) or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. EOPS serves students that are awarded either a BOGG A or B. These guidelines are not intended to exclude disadvantaged students but to identify and give priority to the most financially needy applicants.

EOPS applicants must meet the low income guidelines listed below.

Number in household total family income (including yourself):

$17,235.00 or less
$23,265.00 or less
$29,295.00 or less
$35,325.00 or less

add $6,030 for each additional member.  2014-2015 BOGFW-B Income Standards

Educational eligibility

Educational eligibility includes but is not limited to students who meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Based on placement test scores, not qualified for Math/English minimal level
  2. No high school diploma or GED
  3. High school GPA below 2.50
  4. Enrolled in high school/college remedial/basic skills/ESL courses
  5. First generation college student
  6. Parents never attended college
  7. Member of an underrepresented group

A student qualifies for EOPS if she/he meets ALL of the following criteria:

  1. BOGG A or B eligible
  2. Educationally disadvantaged
  3. California resident
  4. Full-time student (12.0 units or more)
  5. Have earned less than 70 Associate degree applicable units

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