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What is EOPS?

The Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state-funded program designed to provide financial assistance, support, and encouragement for eligible low-income students.

What can EOPS do for me?

The following services are available to eligible students:

  • Book grants
  • Cash grants
  • Registration assistance
  • Peer advising
  • Career, academic, and personal counseling
  • Workshops
  • Annual social activities
  • Network with four-year institutions
  • Assistance with completing financial aid applications

Who qualifies for EOPS?

To qualify, a student must:

  • Be a California resident
  • Qualify for the Board of Governors’ Fee Waiver (BOG-FW A/B)
  • Be enrolled full time (12 units or more)
  • Have completed less than 70 units of college credit courses
  • Be educationally disadvantaged as determined by the EOPS criteria

Criteria for determining eligibility for BOG-FW 2016-2017 is:

Number in
Household
Total Family
income

1
2
3
4
 5 

$17,655
$23,895
$30,135
$36,375
$42,615

For each additional household member add: $6,090

How do I apply for EOPS?

  1. Click HERE for Application OR come to the EOPS office in bldg. A for an application
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by going online to www.fafsa.gov

How do I know if I am eligible for EOPS?

Once your EOPS application has been processed the EOPS office will send an e-mail to your myHancock e-mail account notifying you of your eligibility status. Your application will not be processed until all required documents are received. 

 

SANTA MARIA -

If you are a current EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs/CAFYES student you are eligible to schedule an appointment with an EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs/CAFYES Counselor or sign up for an EOPS Activity in Santa Maria.

 

LOMPOC -

If you are a current EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs/CAFYES student you are eligible to schedule an appointment with an EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs/CAFYES Counselor or sign up for an EOPS Activity in Lompoc.

 

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One of the obstacles that I had to overcome was breaking the language barrier. Another obstacle I faced was financial hardship. As I completed my classes at AHC, I had to work in many part-time jobs such as a math/science tutor for the college tutoring center, night shift clerk for a local grocery store and vegetable cooling. Also, the MESA program and the STEM Center, not only supported me academically through resources such as access to books and computers, but also through working with students with interest in mathematics, science and engineering.
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