All EOP students benefit from individualized academic counseling, various support services, and extensive campus referral network. In addition, students who meet the “low-income” criteria are also offered the services and benefits listed under the financial assistance section of our website (including various grants and fee reductions).
Students are notified with a confirmation of their EOP status through a Cal Central notification regarding the EOP Survey or a direct email from our office once they are admitted. If you received either of these, please visit our office in 119 Chavez to show confirmation and begin using our services. If you have not received any of these notifications, but feel you meet criteria, the quickest way to be verified is visiting our front office Monday-Friday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm in 119 Cesar Chavez Student Center, calling 510-642-7224, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undergraduates who meet one or more of the following criteria are considered EOP:
Low-income: Pell Grant or Dream Act Scholarship eligible as verified by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office
First-generation College Student: Parent(s) have not graduated from a four-year college or university in the United States
Historically underrepresented students: African-American, Chicanx/Latinx, Native American Students and/or Pacific Islander
Paid opportunities: Student staff and internship, intake team and peer academic counselors