Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is funded by the State of California and the California State University. The program serves as a primary vehicle for the CSU in increasing the access, academic excellence and retention of California’s historically undeserved students (low income, First Generation College), thus working in the spirit and abiding by the legislative intent that originally established the program in 1969 and maintaining the innovation inherent in the program.

Eligibility Requirement

  1. Complete a  FAFSA application or Dream Act application by March 2nd
  2. California Resident
  3. Admitted to CSUF through the EOP Program
  4. Expected Family Contribution less than $1,200
  5. Undergraduate

Award Amounts Depends On:

  1. Funding availability
  2. Demonstrate financial need
  3. Must be Pell Eligible
Maximum EOP Annual Award at CSUF
$800

Disbursement for Educational Opportunity Grant (EOP)

Enrollment Status Number of Units Enrolled Percentage of Disbursement Amount
Full-Time 12 or more units 100%
Three-Quarter-Time 9-11 units 75%
Half-Time 6-8 units 50%
Less-Than-Half-Time 1-5 units Not Eligible