What is EOPS?

The Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state-funded program designed to provide financial assistance, support and encouragement for eligible low-income students.

What Can EOPS Do for Me?

The following services are available to eligible students:

  • Book Grants
  • Cash Grants
  • Registration Assistance
  • Peer Advising
  • Career, Academic and Personal Counseling
  • Workshops
  • Annual Social Activities
  • Network with Four-Year Institutions
  • Assistance with completing financial aid applications

Who Qualifies for EOPS?

To qualify, a student must:

  • Be a California Resident
  • Qualify for the Board of Governors’ Fee Waiver (BOG-FW A/B)
  • Be enrolled full time (12 units or more)
  • Have completed less than 70 units of college credit courses
  • Be educationally disadvantaged, as determined by the EOPS criteria

Criteria for Determining Eligibility for BOG-FW 2015-2016 is:

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For each additional household member add: $6,090

How do I Apply for EOPS?

  1. Click HERE for Application OR come to the EOPS office in Bldg. A for an application
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by going online to www.fafsa.ed/gov

How Do I Know Whether I’m Eligible for EOPS?

Once your EOPS application has been processed the EOPS office will send an e-mail to your myHancock e-mail account notifying you of your eligibility status. Your application will not be processed until all required documents are received. 

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Last Modified Sep 29, 2015