Apply to EOP

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is designed for undergraduate students that meet all of the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be considered CA Residents or AB540
  • Have a history of limited-income 
    • EFC to demonstrate limited income is determined by the FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application
    • The EFC, Expected Family Contribution, is under $1500 (an EFC between $1501- $5000 will only be considered if there is space available in the program)
  • A first generation college student, their parent(s) have not earned a 4-year degree or higher, from any country

Be sure to submit the EOP application at the same time you submit your SJSU admission application

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Please note that EOP at SJSU does not accept/evaluate any Spring applications, as we are closed for all Spring terms.

  • EOP acceptance can only occur at the time of admission to SJSU/CSU, students are not eligible to apply for EOP at any point later on in their undergraduate career
  • Please check the CSU EOP applications deadlines [pdf] for any campus that you may be interested in applying for


Contact the Cal State Apply Help Center and Technical Support for all CSU and EOP application questions or difficulties:

  • Continually check Cal State Apply to keep track of your recommendations
  • You may log back in to check the status of your recommendation form, correct or change a recommender name/email