Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Student Equity
Home > Student Services > Student Equity

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
Transportation Support
Textbook stipends
Academic Advisement

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 2018

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.

2018-19 Student Equity Application: Click Here

** A compete application consists of a submitted application with a Web Schedule Bill and Financial Aid Awards page. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please contact office if unsure on how to upload required documents.




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. (Nov 22 - Nov 25: CLOSED)
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Nov 22 - Nov 25: CLOSED)
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED
(714) 432-6847