How Will EOP Benefit Me?

Statistics comparing the achievement of EOP students with similar non-EOP students reveal that EOP students are much more likely to stay in college and earn a bachelor’s degree. 
So what can partnering with EOP do for you?

Academic Advising

Each EOP student is assigned to a counselor who is a guide through the ins and outs of academic life.  Your counselor will meet with you on a regular basis to review your short-term and long-term goals and ensure that you are on track to accomplish them. Your counselor is your personal advocate, an “insider” who can help you with questions concerning a course plan, registration, financial aid, learning skills, grades, and all the other academic issues you will encounter.


EOP can refer you to the University Learning Center (ULC) for tutoring.  The ULC employs a staff of student tutors in every major subject area to help you improve your performance in class. Trained peer tutors provide support on an individual basis or in groups.  Either way, you will have the assistance of students just like yourself, students who have encountered various barriers to their success, and overcome them.


 Workshops & Courses

Attending lectures and studying textbooks is how you learn class content.  But how do you learn how to learn?  The University Learning Center sponsors a variety of seminars and workshops to help you learn how best to learn.  Sessions cover such topics as test taking, note taking, time management, goal setting, computer use and software, career planning, and other helpful topics.


Professional counselors and graduate student advisors are available to assess and evaluate your academic and personal needs.  Counseling staff will treat you as an individual, taking into account your physical, economic, social, and cultural environment.  Counselors will work to involve you in academic and extracurricular activities that will integrate you into the campus community, and which will promote your well being and achievement.

Financial Aid

Eligible students may qualify for an EOP grant of up to $800 per year.  To be considered for a grant, you must apply for financial aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Due to insufficient funds, not all EOP students receive an EOP grant.

To be considered for an EOP grant, AB540 students should complete the CA DREAM Act applicationOpens in new window (not the FAFSA).