EOPS, CARE and CAFYES Eligibility

EOPS Eligibility for 2017-2018

In order to be eligible for the EOPS program, students must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. You must be a California resident for at least one year and one day before school starts.
  2. You must be enrolled full-time (12 units) when accepted into the EOPS program.
  3. You must have completed no more than 70 degree-applicable units (does not include remedial coursework). Priority is given to students who have earned less than 30 units.
  4. You must have approval for a California College Promise Grant under either the A or B criteria.

    A: For students receiving public benefits such as TANF, CalWORKS, SSI/SSP, General Assistance (GA), or VETS.

    B: For students meeting the following 2015 income requirements:

    • Household Size of 1 AND an Income Standard of $17,820 or less
    • Household Size of 2 AND an Income Standard of $24,030 or less
    • Household Size of 3 AND an Income Standard of $30,240 or less
    • Household Size of 4 AND an Income Standard of $36,450 or less
    • Add $6,240 thereafter for each additional member in household
  5. You must be educationally disadvantaged, as determined by the Program Coordinator. You must meet one or more of the following factors:

    • Does not qualify for the minimum level english or math requirements
    • Does not have a high school diploma, GED certificate or high school equivalency certificate
    • Graduated from high school with less than a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (Transcripts required for documentation)
    • Has been previously enrolled in remedial/developmental education, in adult education, high school or any higher education institution
    • Other factors are upon approval of Program Coordinator

CARE Eligibility

To be eligible for the CARE Program, you must:

  • Be eligible for EOPS; and
  • Be at least 18 years of age and be single head of household;
  • Be a current recipient of AFDC/TANF/CalWORKS;
  • Have one child under 14 years of age;
  • Be enrolled full-time upon admission to the program;
  • CARE verification documents must be submitted on time and current with our office.

CAFYES Eligibility

  • Be eligible for EOPS; and
  • Be enrolled in at least 9 units (or approved for less by DSPS);
  • Have court dependency/wardship status that was established or continued on or after your 16th birthday;
  • No older than 25 years of age at the beginning of the academic year.


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