EOPS Eligibility

  • Be a California resident
  • Be enrolled in at least 12 units (limited exemptions for students with a verified disability)
  • Have completed fewer than 105 quarter or 70 semester degree applicable units
  • Be financially disadvantaged according to the following:
  • Be educationally disadvantaged as defined by the state guidelines by meeting any of the following criteria:
    • You do not qualify to enroll for the minimum-level English or mathematics courses required for you degree objective; or
    • You have not fulfilled the requirements for a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) Certificate; or
    • You graduated from high school with less than a 2.5 grade point average; or
    • You have enrolled in high school or college remedial courses in English or Math ; or
    • In the judgment of the EOPS director/designee, using state guidelines, you are determined to be educationally disadvantaged

CARE Eligibility

  • Must meet all EOPS eligibility requirements
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have at least one dependent child under the age of 14
  • Be a single parent and the head of household as determined by the California Department of Social Services
  • Be receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits
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