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 Cal Sate Apply.
  • 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 Cal Sate Apply website.