Applying for EOPS

SPRING 2019 Applications are now available


Who is eligible to apply for EOPS?

To be an EOPS student you must:IMG_2692

  • Be a California resident.
  • Have fewer than 70 semester (105 quarter) units of degree applicable credit coursework. This includes units earned at other colleges.
  • Qualify to receive a California Promise Grant (formerly BOGG  Fee Waiver).
  • Have an educational challnege.
  • Intend to enroll as a full time student with at least nine units at the College of Alameda.

NOTE:  Due to a limited amount of space in the EOPS/CARE program, priority will be given to  the following:

  • Students who recently graduated from a local feeder high school.

  • Students with less than 30 degree applicable units.

 What is considered an “educational disadvantage”?

A student may be considered educationally disadvantaged if the student meets one of the following criteria:

  • Is the first in his/her family to attend college

  • Is a foreign born resident whose first language is not English

  • Graduated from high school with a GPA of 2.49 or below

  • Does not qualify for the minimum level English or Mathematics course work required for an Associate degree

  • Was previously enrolled in remedial education courses

  • Did not graduate from high school, pass the California High School Proficiency Examination, or obtain the General Education Diploma (GED)

  • Is a foster youth, a former foster youth, or ward of the court

  • Meets other criteria considered relevant by the Program Director

How do I apply for EOPS?

To apply for EOPS, you must complete a online EOPS application, HERE.

Application windows vary throughout the academic year. If the application is unavailable, please contact the EOPS department, 510-748-2258.


What do I need to do before my EOPS application can be processed?

Before we can review your application, you MUST:

  • Be enrolled in 12 or more units, with at least 9 units at the College of Alameda. (Some DSPS students may qualify for EOPS with fewer than 12 units. See an EOPS counselor for information.)
  • Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or California Dream Act application.
  • Bring in unofficial transcripts of any previous post-secondary enrollment.

If you have handed in an application before you have finished with any of these steps, you must let our office know when you have completed them all. We can only review completed applications.


How will I know if my EOPS application has been accepted?

You will be contacted by an EOPS team member that will let you know if your application has been accepted. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT  YOU PROVIDE EOPS WITH A WORKING EMAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU CHECK DAILY!!!


For more information, visit or contact the EOPS office:

EOPS/CARE is located in room A-101. Call (510) 748-2258 for further information.


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