Eligibility and Application

Eligibility Requirements


Students must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to be eligible for the EOPS/CARE program:

  • Be a California resident or AB540 student as determined by SBCC Admissions and Records
  • Enroll as a full-time student (12 units or more per semester)*
  • Have completed fewer than 70 degree applicable, college units
  • Be educationally disadvantaged as determined by EOPS staff

*waiver of 12 unit requirement may be available for students registered in the DSPS program with accommodations for full time enrollment.


How to Apply for EOPS

New students to SBCC must follow these steps prior to joining the EOPS Program:

All students must also complete these steps prior to applying to the EOPS program:

  • Complete FAFSA/Dream and California College Promise Grant (CCPG) application
  • Enroll in 12 or more units for the Fall 2020 semester*
  • If you have attended another college or university, please be prepared to send EOPS a copy of your unofficial transcript(s) in order to determine your EOPS eligibility (unless your transcripts are already on file with SBCC Admissions and Records). 

Please note:
Your EOPS application cannot be processed unless all of the steps above have been completed.
You must be logged into Pipeline in order to complete the EOPS application.

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*waiver of 12 unit requirement may be available for students registered in the DSPS program with accommodations for full time enrollment.