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 underserved 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 applicationOpens in new window  or Dream Act applicationOpens in new window  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
max eop award amount
Maximum EOP Annual Award at CSUF
$800 ($400 per term)
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


*Percentage is based on enrollment at the time of disbursement.


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Last Published 10/31/22

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