In order to qualify for EOPS, you need be 'economically and academically disadvantaged.'  What does that mean?  

A.  To determine whether you meet the "economically disadvantaged" criteria: 

Complete the California College Promise Grant (CPG)You must be eligible for CCPG A, B, or CCPG C with an expected family contribution of $0. 

B.  Being "academically disadvantaged" means that you meet any one of the following criteria: 
  1. You are not qualified to enroll into minimum level English (English 190) or math (Math 101) courses required for an Associate Degree, or 
  2. You do not have a high school diploma or GED, or 
  3. You graduated from high school with a grade point average below 2.5, or ​
  4. You were previously enrolled in basic skills level courses either in high school or college
  5. You are a first-generation college student, veteran, member of equity group, current/former foster youth, or primary language at home is not English.
If you meet the eligibility criteria, visit the Application Steps page for more information about applying to EOPS.