You may apply to EOP if you meet all six of the following requirements:

  • You are a California resident or AB540 student.
  • Your family has a history of low income based on the EOP Income Criteria on CSU Mentor.
  • You are the first generation in your family to attend college. Your parents have never received a four-year college degree, including any degree(s) from a foreign country.
  • You are a first-time freshman.
  • You are a high school graduate or passed the High School Proficiency Examination OR you did not graduate from high school but meet the CSU freshman eligibility requirements through a GED program.
  • You demonstrate academic potential and motivation.

If you feel that you meet the above qualifications for EOP, fill out an online CSU and EOP application at the CSU Mentor website.