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New & Prospective Students

 NEW Students are able to apply online now!



  • Full-time Student (At least 12 units per semester)

  • California Resident (AB 540 Eligible/Dream Act)

  • First Priority to Student with Less Than 40 College Applicable Units

  • Have Not Earned a College Degree or Certificate

  • Qualify for B. O. G. F. W.

  • Meet EOPS State Guidelines*


*Criteria for EOPS students include qualifying for Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver (B.O.G.F.W.) under option A or B as determined by Financial Aid Office. In addition to California residency (AB 540 Eligible) and income requirements, EOPS applicants must be educationally disadvantaged according to Title V, Article 2 section 56220(e).






How to Apply


1.      Complete an OCC Admission Application


2.      Complete the FAFSA including B.O.G.F.W. with the Financial Aid Office


3.      Complete the College Placement Test (Math and English)


4.      Complete EOPS Application**


5.      Submit official transcripts from all previously attended college to Admissions

         and Records




**Information about Fall 2017 Application:


The EOPS/CARE program has changed its application procedures. The Fall 2017 EOPS Application will be available online only starting on June 1, 2017.

You must have completed an application to OCC and an application for the B.O.G.W. fee waiver (completing the FAFSA includes the B.O.G.W.). There are a limited number of spaces available in EOPS. Applications will be reviewed on first come first serve basis.


However, there are specific qualifications that allow students to apply to EOPS any time during the semester, such as CalWORKs recipients, DSPS, current or former Foster Youth, Veterans, or CARE (If you are 18 years of age or older, designated as single head of household, with at least one child under the age of 14, and are receiving CalWORKs/TANF). Please stop by the EOPS office for more information.


*Please note that completing an application does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Eligibility requirements mandated by Title 5 Regulations determine acceptance. Please call the EOPS office if you have any questions (714) 432-5817.