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Student Services II: Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) & Foster Youth Programs. Fall 2013 High School Counselor Conference. Educational Opportunity Program. Introduction. What is EOP? What Can EOP Do for Students? Who May Apply? EOP Income Criteria Applying to EOP

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Student Services II:

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) & Foster Youth Programs

Fall 2013 High School Counselor Conference

  • What is EOP?
  • What Can EOP Do for Students?
  • Who May Apply?
  • EOP Income Criteria
  • Applying to EOP
  • Additional Information About EOP
what is eop
What is EOP?
  • Established in 1969 under SB 1072
  • Provides academic support and retention services to historically low income and educationally underserved students
  • Targets students who have the potential to perform satisfactorily in the CSU but have not been able to realize this potential because of economic or educational background
  • Provides admission, academic, and financial assistance to accommodate the needs of the individual campus student population
  • Tailors their programs to accommodate the needs of the individual campus student population
what can eop do for students
What Can EOP Do for Students?
  • Provides orientation sessions to help students learn about campus services and programs
  • Provides tutoring, advising and specialized retention services
  • Provides transitional support such as the Summer Bridge Program
  • Awards EOP grant to eligible students
who may apply
Who May Apply?
  • Historically low-income and educationally underserved undergraduate students who need admission assistance and support services to succeed in college
  • Students who demonstrate academic potential and motivation
  • California residents and students who qualify for an AB 540 nonresident tuition exemption
eop income criteria
EOP Income Criteria

EOP applicants must meet the low-income guidelines* listed in the table below:


Family Maximum

Size Income

2 $35,700

3 $40,000

4 $46,300

5 $52,300

6 $58,100

7 $63,100

8 $69,400


Family Maximum

Size Income

Single, No Dependents 1 $15,200

Married, No Dependents 2 $26,600

Other Than Spouse

With Dependents Other 2 $45,900

than a Spouse

3 $52,600

4 $62,000

5 $70,900

6 $80,800

7 $88,400

8 $95,900

*Guidelines are based on the formulas used to determine the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $1,500 for federal student financial aid.

applying to eop
Applying to EOP
  • High School Graduate or Equivalent
  • Meet CSU Eligibility for Regular Admission
  • EOP considers admission for students who may not meet regular admission criteria on a campus by campus basis
applying to eop1
Applying to EOP
  • Students must complete and submit an application for Undergraduate Admission to the campus before applying to the EOP program.
  • Application to the Educational Opportunity Program includes:
    • 1) Completed Undergraduate Admission application to the campus
    • 2) Completed EOP application with:
      • Applicant Information form
      • Two Recommendation forms
separate application for eop

To apply for EOP online,

Go to Apply Online, then click link to apply for EOP online.

Separate Application for EOP

Online EOP applications can be started only AFTER submitting an online application to the CSU campus first

eop online application form completed by student
EOP Online Application Form – Completed by student

Opening page for the EOP Application

SAVE: Will save the information that has been inputted on the screen

Many fields are pre-populated from the University application

eop online application form completed by student1
EOP Online Application Form – Completed by student
  • Must complete the first application
  • Additional applications are pre-populated but allow edits

Complete fields that are blank

eop online application form completed by student2
EOP Online Application Form – Completed by student
  • Two recommendations are required
  • Students can go to the Application Manager to track the recommendation status and change the recommender if needed

Two names and email addresses need to be provided

eop online recommendation form completed by counselor or teacher
EOP Online Recommendation Form – Completed by counselor or teacher
  • Counselors and teachers will receive an email message with the web link to the recommendation form
  • There is a new message for each student application

Unique link for each recommendation

eop online recommendation form completed by counselor or teacher1
EOP Online Recommendation Form – Completed by counselor or teacher
  • Must complete the initial recommendation form
  • Additional forms will pre-populate for a student applying to multiple campuses
  • Counselors and teachers can edit responses before resubmitting
eop contacts
EOP Contacts

CSU Bakersfield

Mr. Rocky Maraccini

9001 Stockdale Highway

Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099

Phone: (661) 654-3219

Fax: (661) 654-6971

CSU Channel Islands

Ms. Leah Alarcon

One University Drive

Camarillo, CA 93012

Phone: (805) 437-8939

Fax: (805) 437-3211

CSU Chico

Ms. Victoria Bass

First and Normal Streets

Chico, CA 95929-0710

Phone: (530) 898-4028

Fax: (530) 898-4567

CSU Dominguez Hills

Ms. Katrina Hermoso

1000 E. Victoria Street, WH D-350

Carson, CA 90747

Phone: (310) 243-2106

Fax: (310) 516-4450

CSU East Bay

Mr. Emmanuel Lopez

EOP Admissions, LI 2500

25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.

Hayward, CA 94542

Phone: (510) 885-4683

Fax: (510) 885-7400

CSU Fresno

Ms. Irene Perez

5150 North Maple Avenue, M/S JA62

Fresno, CA 93740-8026

Phone: (559) 278-6025

Fax: (559) 278-2323

CSU Fullerton

Ms. Willie Bugaoan

800 North State College Blvd.

EOP Admissions, UH-231

Fullerton, CA 92834

Phone: (657) 278-2784

Fax: (657) 278-5112

Humboldt State University

Ms. Denise Negrillo

Ms. Maria Elena Whaples

One Harpst Street

Arcata, CA 95521

Phone: (707) 826-3778 (toll free)

Fax: (707) 826-4780

CSU Long Beach

Ms. Gail Walters

EOP Admissions, LA3-200

1250 Bellflower Blvd.

Long Beach, CA 90840

Phone: (562) 985-4288

Fax: (562) 985-7646

CSU Los Angeles

Ms. Maria Laines

5151 State University Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90032

Phone: (323) 343-3216

Fax: (323) 343-6426

CSU Monterey Bay

Ms. Carina Cisneros

100 Campus Center

Seaside, CA 93955-8001

Phone: (831) 582-4153

Fax: (831) 582-4561

CSU Northridge

Ms. Doris Clark

Bayramian Hall 210

18111 Nordhoff Street

Northridge, CA 91330-8205

Phone: (818) 677-2351

Fax: (818) 677-7728

Cal Poly Pomona

Ms. Leticia Guzman Scott

EOP Admissions and Enrollment

Building 1-221

3801 West Temple Avenue

Pomona, CA 91768

Phone: (909) 869-3362

Fax: (909) 869-4337

CSU Sacramento

Mr. David Ortega

6000 J Street

Lassen Hall, Rm. 2205

Sacramento, CA 95819

Phone: (916) 278-6183

Fax: (916) 278-5491

CSU San Bernardino

Mr. Mario E. Baeza

5500 University Parkway

San Bernardino, CA 92407

Phone: (909) 537-5042

Fax: (909) 537-7084

San Diego State University

Ms. Cynthia Torres

EOP/Ethnic Affairs

Student Services Bldg. East #2209

5500 Campanile Drive

San Diego, CA 92182-8222

Phone: (619) 594-6298

Fax: (619) 594-4299

San Francisco State University

Ms. Renée Stephens

1600 Holloway Avenue, SSB 201

San Francisco, CA 94132

Phone: (415) 338-2897

Fax: (415) 338-0541

San José State University

Ms. Rhonda Leiva

Ms. Anna Wisholek

One Washington Square

San Jose, CA 95192-0196

Phone: (408) 924-2637

Fax: (408) 924-1197

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Ms. Kathleen A. Castillo

Student Academic Services, Bldg. 81

San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

Phone: (805) 756-2301

Fax: (805) 756-5122

CSU San Marcos

Ms. Norma Larios

333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.

San Marcos, CA 92096

Phone: (760) 750-4861

Fax: (760) 750-3300

Sonoma State University

Ms. Lisa Brooks

1801 East Cotati Avenue, Salazar 1060

Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Phone: (707) 664-2865

Fax: (707) 664-3999

CSU Stanislaus

Ms. Serah Martinez

801 West Monte Vista Avenue

Turlock, CA 95382

Phone: (209) 667-3108

Fax: (209) 664-7006

additional information about eop
Additional Information About EOP
  • CSUMentor site:
  • California State University site:
  • Individual campus EOP department websites
who is a former foster youth
Who is a former foster youth?

Children who were removed by the courts from their family of origin due to abuse and/or neglect, and placed into the care of extended family members, foster parents or non-relative caregivers until their 18th birthday.

common barriers to college
Common Barriers to College
  • K-12 school and placement instability
  • Academic/learning gaps
  • Lack of educational advocacy
  • Low high school graduation rates
  • Records transfer and confidentiality issues
  • High rate of homelessness after emancipation
  • Long-term effects of abuse and neglect
campus programs for foster youth
Campus Programs for Foster Youth
  • CSU Bakersfield – EOP
  • CSU Channel Islands – EOP
  • CSU Chico – EOP
  • CSU Dominguez Hills – Toro Scholars
  • CSU East Bay – Renaissance Scholars
  • CSU Fresno – Renaissance Scholars
  • CSU Fullerton – Guardian Scholars
  • Humboldt State University – EOP
  • CSU Long Beach – EOP
  • CSU Los Angeles – EOP
  • CSU Monterey Bay – EOP
  • CSU Northridge – Resilient Scholars
campus programs for foster youth1
Campus Programs for Foster Youth
  • Cal Poly Pomona – Renaissance Scholars
  • CSU Sacramento – Guardian Scholars
  • CSU San Bernardino – EOP Foster Youth Program
  • San Diego State University – Guardian Scholars
  • San Francisco State University – Guardian Scholars
  • San José State University – Guardian Scholars
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – EOP
  • CSU San Marcos – ACE Scholars
  • Sonoma State University – EOP
  • CSU Stanislaus – Promise Scholars
populations served
Populations Served

Foster youth programs throughout the CSU system may serve different populations of foster youth, including current, former and/or emancipated foster youth

To determine eligibility at a specific CSU campus foster youth program, call the individual program at the campus of interest

campus support services may include
Campus Support Services May Include:
  • Outreach and Recruitment
  • Admission assistance
  • Financial assistance
  • Housing assistance
  • Orientation to college life (e.g., EOP Summer Bridge)
  • Academic advising and monitoring
  • Counseling and support
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Life skills workshops
  • Employment opportunities
  • Social and academic celebrations
  • Career planning and assistance
  • Student Drop-In Center
scholarship programs for foster youth
Scholarship Programs for Foster Youth
  • Foster A Dream (Bay Area)
  • Fostering Futures (Bay Area)
  • Larkin Street (Bay Area)
  • Orphan Foundation of America (National)
  • Orangewood Children’s Foundation (Orange County)
  • Silicon Valley Children’s Fund – YES Scholars
  • United Friends of the Children (Los Angeles County)
  • Promise 2 Kids (San Diego County)
  • Board of Governors Fee Waiver- BOG (Community Colleges)
california student aid commission california chafee grant program
California Student Aid Commission California Chafee Grant Program
  • This is a federally funded program administered through the California Student Aid Commission.
  • Gives up to $5000 to eligible former foster youth to use for career and technical training or college courses at California Community Colleges, California State Universities and University of California campuses, etc.

foster youth educational planning guide
Foster Youth Educational Planning Guide

What’s Inside?

  • This planning guide contains checklists, tips and information to support foster youth from 7th grade through 12th grade who have a dream of a college education.

Who should have one?

  • Foster youth, caregivers, social workers, educators and advocates.

Why should I need it?

  • To monitor and track the educational progress of foster youth to career and college preparation.

How can I get one?

  • The guides are available at

foster youth programs1
Foster Youth Programs

For additional information visit

for specific programs available to foster youth at the

23 California State University campuses