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Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

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For over 40 years, the California State University's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) has provided educational access and opportunity for more than 250,000 low-income and educationally disadvantaged students throughout California, the majority of who are first-generation college students.

EOP services include admission counseling, academic advising, peer mentoring, courses offered in conjunction with academic departments, student success workshops, tutoring, Graduation Writing Test preparation, and supplemental financial assistance. Summer Bridge may offer courses in the areas of math, English, ethnic studies, study skills and orientation, as well as provide tutoring, academic advising, seminars and other retention activities and services which may vary from each campus.

Who May Apply?

To qualify for EOP, a student must: be a California resident or qualify for an AB 540 non resident tuition exemption; be a first-time freshman or upper-division transfer student (transfer student policies differ from campus to campus); have a history of low family income; and meet the Family Income Guidelines published in the CSU EOP Information and Applications Forms booklet. Applicants may also access EOP information and apply online at Cal State Apply.

All EOP applicants must submit the admission application materials requested by the CSU campus(es) of their choice, additional materials to each EOP office, and the application for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).