EOP Requirements | Fall 2015


EOP at CSU East Bay only accepts new CSU applicants for the Fall term. The program accepts no new applications for Winter, Spring and Summer Quarters.


Requirements for admission to EOP

  • Must be a California resident OR AB 540 eligible
  • Must be an undergraduate
  • Must be a first generation college student
  • Meet EOP income guidelines for 2015-2016
  • Apply (online) for the 2015 -2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by priority deadline
  • Apply (online) for admission to CSU East Bay via CSUMentor for Fall 2015
  • Complete (online) the three (3) CSUMentor EOP Forms for Fall 2015

Students must indicate interest for EOP when they apply for admission to the University. For an overview of the steps and deadline, please look at the How to Apply EOP Webpage. The CSU and EOP applications are available at the CSUMentor website.

2015-2016 Family Income Guidelines

EOP Applicants should meet the low income guidelines listed below and their FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) must not exceed an annual contribution of $1,500. For additional information, consult the "Plan for College" section of the online CSUMentor website.

Dependent Students

Family Size

Maximum Income

2 $35,800
3 $40,200
4 $46,500
5 $52,600
6 $59,400
7 $64,600
8 $69,700
Independent Students

Family Size

Maximum Income

Single, No Dependent 1 $15,250
Married, No Dependents other than spouse 2 $26,800
With Dependents other than spouse 2 $46,100
3 $52,900
4 $62,300
5 $71,300
6 $81,300
7 $88,900
8 $96,500

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Students should meet the EOP income guidelines and apply for the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) after January 1, 2015 and no later than March 2, 2015 to meet the California financial aid priority filing period. The FAFSA will generate an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) amount (and related information) which will be sent to CSU East Bay.

California Dream Application

Students who are AB 540 eligible must complete the California Dream Application no later than March 2, 2015 to determine eligibility for financial aid and EOP income requirements.

EOP Grant

The Financial Aid Office will use the FAFSA or California Dream Application information to determine the student’s financial aid eligibility and only consider those EOP applicants accepted to the EOP program for an EOP grant – if eligible. You will have a better chance of receiving an EOP grant and other financial aid if you complete your FAFSA or California Dream Application by the priority deadline date of March 2, 2015.

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