EOPS grants are awarded to eligible EOPS students. Grants are awarded in Fall and Spring semesters based on student's remaining financial need and program funding availability. The requirements to receive Fall 2013 EOPS grant are as follows:
- Currently enrolled in 12 or more units
- Overall GPA of 2.00 or higher. Not on academic or progress probation
- Qualify for BOG Waiver A or B
- Must have completed FAFSA application
- Must have financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office
- No more than 70 degree applicable units or 6 consecutive semesters with EOPS
- File in EOPS office with signed EOPS mutual responsibility contract, current SEP (Student Educational Plan) and Study List for next term of attendance
- MUST have at least three counseling meetings; the 3rd one completed by November 22, 2013. This deadline applies to DSPS 1 and Scholars students who need to complete one contact requirement to discuss a study list or updated SEP from DSPS or Scholars' counselors. Students in Student Development 100 also need to make their one required contact by this deadline.
EOPS students who are enrolled in 12 or more units with an overall GPA of at least 2.0 after the deadline to withdraw from a 16-week class (as published in the schedule of classes), and who have completed three counseling visits by November 22, 2013 will be considered for EOPS grant.
Students enrolled in less than 12* units have until December 18, 2013 to make their three counseling visits to maintain their active status with EOPS. These students will not be considered for fall 2013 EOPS grant.
*Note: In order to fully benefit from EOPS services a student must complete 12 units each semester (Fall/Spring). Continuing EOPS Students who register in less than 6.00 units in a single semester (Fall/Spring) without prior written authorization from their counselor, will be exited from the program after the add/drop deadline for 16 week classes. In cases of extenuating circumstances, student’s registration in less than 6.00 units must be authorized by a counselor and no more than 1 semester will be allowed for this exception.
EOPS and CARE financial assistance may be available to EOPS/CARE students who in addition to meeting all EOPS /CARE program eligibility requirements are financially eligible to receive these services. The determination is based on individual student’s financial aid award and the remaining financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Students must have completed all financial aid forms and requirements and have received their Financial Aid Award Notification for remaining need to be determined. CARE students must meet additional CARE program eligibility requirements to qualify for CARE financial support. All EOPS and CARE awards are contingent upon EOPS/CARE Program funding availability.