Only historically low-income and educationally disadvantaged undergraduate students who need admission assistance or support services to succeed in college are admitted to EOP. They must demonstrate academic potential and motivation, be California residents or qualify for an AB 540 nonresident tuition exemption, and meet the EOP income criteria.
Applicants may access EOP information and download the EOP application forms from the Internet at: www.csumentor.edu/planning/eop.
Assembly Bill 540 is a law that was passed in 2001 by the California legislature. This law is written for students who are undocumented or a U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident who attended High School in California. If these students meet specific requirements, they are able to pay ‘resident fees’ instead of ‘non-resident fees’ if they attend a CA public institution of higher education.
Allows eligible AB 540 students to apply for & receive scholarships at California public colleges and universities derived from non-state funds.
For students, without lawful immigration status, who qualify for an AB 540 nonresident tuition exemption, you may file for state- and institutional-funded financial aid by filing a California Dream Act Application at www.CalDreamAct.org.
The priority deadline for FAFSA, California Dream Act, and Cal Grant deadline is March 2, 2017. However, you can apply as early as October, 2016. The sooner you apply, the sooner your information will be processed!
Application for financial aid is a separate process from the EOP admission process.
For more information regarding the EOP application process, visit the EOP website at www.calstate.edu/SAS/eop/ or download the EOP application booklet.