Frequently Asked Questions

  What is EOPS? 
  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 2017-2018 is:

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For each additional household member add: $6,240

  How do I apply for EOPS? 
  1. Complete the EOPS Application OR come to the EOPS office in building A for an application
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by going online to
  How will I be notified if I am 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 May 13, 2019