To Qualify

Qualifying Factors for EOPS Eligibility

  1. California resident or eligible for California Dream Act.
  2. Receiving a California College Promise Grant (formally Board of Governors Fee Waiver), Grant A, B, or C with zero Estimated Family Contribution (EFC).
  3. Enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit units (or approved for less by DSPS) at the time of acceptance into EOPS.
  4. Degree applicable units completed must not exceed 70 units (excluding basic skills, remedial education, and ESL units).
  5. Underprepared in at least one of the following areas:
    • Not qualifying for the minimum level English or math requirements,
    • Not having graduated from high school or obtained a GED,
    • Having a high school grade point average below 2.5. Transcripts required for documentation,
    • Having high school remedial classes,
    • Neither parent graduated college,
    • Emancipated foster youth,
    • Non-English home language.

Qualifying Factors for CARE Eligibility

  1. Qualify for EOPS (see to the left).
  2. Be at least 18 years of age and be single head of household.
  3. Receiving CalWORKs/TANF funds for themselves or dependent child.
  4. Have a current “Passport to Services” from any California County Social Services department