EOPS Eligibility

How to determine if you are eligible for EOPS.

In order to be eligible for EOPS program services a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of California and/or have AB 540 status
  • Qualify to receive a Board of Governors Fee Waiver A or B
  • Completed less than 30 college units
  • Enrolled in at least 12 units
  • And meet one of the following EOPS criteria:
    • Below minimum level degree-applicable English or Math
    • Did not graduate from high school or received General Education Diploma (GED)
    • Graduated from high school with a grade point average below 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
    • Previously enrolled in remedial education
    • First-generation college student
    • Emancipated or former foster youth
    • Non-native English speaker

CARE Eligibility

CARE services are in addition to EOPS services provided. In order to be eligible for CARE services a student must meet all of the EOPS requirements above and the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have at least one dependent child under the age of 14
  • Be receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits
  • Be a single parent and the head of household as determined by the California Department of Social Services
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