EOPS Eligibility

EOPS Student Eligibility for 2022-2023

In order for persons to be eligible for EOPS, they must meet all of the following criteria (1 through 5):

  1. Be a California resident for at least one year and one day before school starts, or eligible AB540 status;
  2. Be enrolled full-time at Sierra College (minimum of 12 units) when accepted into the EOPS program;
  3. Have completed no more than 70 degree-applicable units, not counting remedial course work. Priority will be given to students who have earned less than 30 units;
  4. Be approved for a California College Promise Grant (CCPG), formerly known as the Board of Governors Enrollment Fee Waiver (BOGW) under either CCPG-A, CCPG-B, CCPG-C (with 0 EFC) or CCPG-D.

CCPG-B – Use this method to see if you qualify based on 2020 income:

Household Size

Income Standard


$19,140 or less


$25,860 or less


$32,580 or less


$39,300 or less


$46,020 or less


$52,740 or less


$59,460 or less


$66,180 or less

(Add $6,720 thereafter for each additional member in household.)

5. Be educationally underserved (i.e. - must meet one or more factors listed below):

  • Writing /Math/Reading Associate Degree proficiency requirements
  1. Does not qualify for College level English course
  2. Does not qualify for College level math
  • 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
  • OTHER FACTORS: (Upon approval of Program Director)
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