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Who May Apply?

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is designed to provide academic support services to historically low-income and educationally disadvantaged, first-generation college students.

Applicants must meet the EOP criteria:

  • Must be a First-Time Freshman or a Transfer Student
  • Meet the EOP Income Guidelines
  • Be a first-generation college student
  • Demonstrate the need for academic assistance and support services
  • Demonstrate the academic potential and motivation to succeed
  • Be a California resident or qualify for a California Nonresident Tuition Exemption (AB 540/AB 2000/SB 68/SB 1141)


For more information on establishing residency: Admissions & Student Recruitment - Residency