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Student Equity

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​At Orange Coast College, we define Student Equity as guarantee of fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all students, while working to identify and address barriers that stand in the way of student success.  This commitment to access, success and transfer for all of our current and prospective students is part of OCC's Student Equity Program, created to address gaps in achievement for students with the greatest needs.  Through this program we assure that, regardless of background, students are supported with resources and services needed to achieve their educational outcomes.


Campus Tours for Transfer Students
Major & Career Exploration
Cultural Events
Leadership Development

Support Services

Laptop Lending Program
Meal Program 
Transportation Support
Textbook stipends
Academic Advisement

Complete applications due by: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017!

Students may still apply for the Student Equity Program, but will be waitlisted with no guaranteed admission.

Student Equity Application Form

  • A complete application consists of a submitted application with a Web Schedule Bill and Financial Aid Awards page. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Web Schedule Bill Tutorial.pdf

2017-2018  Student Equity Program eligibility criteria:

1. First time college student (no degree already attained; Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degree)

2. Be enrolled in at least 6 academic units or more in Fall 2017

3. Qualify for Board of Governors Fee Waiver

4. Be in good standing with Student Equity Program if reapplying from a previous academic year

5. Not in any other OCC student support services program (EOPS/CARE, CalWORKs, Guardian Scholars).


****Student Equity will be accepting students with the greatest need based on financial aid awards and unmet need.


Applicants will receive program status updates by Friday, August 4th, 2017!

High School & Community Outreach

FAFSA & Dream Act Workshops
Assessment Prep Boot Camps
Student Support Resource Presentations
OCC Tours
Student Panels


Office Hours
Monday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED
(714) 432-6847