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EOPS & CARE: EOPS Eligibility

There are six basic requirements that must be met for determining eligibility for EOPS. These requirements are as follows:

Financial Need

Board of Governor's Fee Waiver (BOG) must be method A (for recipients of AFDC, SSI/SSP, or General Relief) or method B (based on prior year income and family size) as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

Unmet Need

You must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)form in order to have your unmet need determined by the Financial Aid Office. IMPORTANT: Even if you have a school loan in default, you should complete and submit the FAFSA form because you may still be able to receive an EOPS grant if you have an unmet need.

Full-Time Student Status

For EOPS purposes, full-time is a minimum of 12 units for the Fall and Spring semesters, unless otherwise approved by the EOPS Director for being enrolled in less than full time.

California Resident

As established by AVC admissions policies (refer to AVC's catalog).

Non-College Graduate

Has not earned a college level degree and/or has not earned more than 70 degree applicable units. Applicants are responsible for securing transcripts from any other college(s).

Educational Disadvantage

Is determined by our EOPS office pursuant to Title 5 regulations.

If you meet any of these requirements:

  • Excessive units for program entry (will be based on program demand)
  • Have already earned a degree
  • Low GPA
  • Academic probation or dismissal
  • ESL classes under level 40
  • Not planning to enroll full-tme - 12 units
  • Not planning on filing a FAFSA
  • You will NOT be eligible for the program and will not need to attend an orientation session


Last updated: July 31, 2017