EOP Program Eligibility
To qualify for admission to Cal Poly Pomona's Educational Opportunity Program, a student must:
- Be an undergraduate student and meet the EOP Income Guidelines for the 2021-2022
- Be a first-time applicant to the CSU System
- First-generation college student (No parent/guardian has a 4 year bachelor's degree)
- Demonstrate potential for success and be motivated to achieve his or her educational goals
- Be a California resident or an AB 540/2000 nonresident tuition exemption studentEnroll as a full-time student (at least 12 units per term)
Please note: Once you are admitted to the University, your EOP application will be reviewed for EOP admission decision.
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How to Apply to EOP
Step 2 - EOP Application: Complete the EOP application within the Cal State Apply by the priority deadline of December 15, 2020. Note: Final deadline to complete EOP application to Cal Poly Pomona is January 15, 2021. Final deadline for recommenders to submit EOP recommendation forms is January 31, 2021.
Step 3 - Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov/ by the priority deadline of March 2, 2021.
AB 540/2000 students: Fill out the California Dream Act application instead of FAFSA. Filing the incorrect form will delay your financial aid award. The deadline is March 2, 2021.
- CSU Application: Complete the online undergraduate California State University Admissions application at Cal State Apply and indicate "Yes" if interested in applying to EOP between October 1 - December 15, 2020.
- EOP Application: Complete the EOP application within the Cal State Apply by the priority deadline of December 15, 2020. Note: Final deadline to complete EOP application to Cal Poly Pomona is January 15, 2021. Final deadline for recommenders to submit EOP online recommendation forms is January 31, 2021.
- California Dream Act Application (CADAA): Complete and submit the (CADAA) at www.dream.csac.ca.gov by the priority deadline of March 2, 2021.
Tips for AB 540/2000 students filling out a college application:
- Fill out all information correctly including questions pertaining to you or your parents’ residency. If you do not answer accurately, you may be classified as a foreign student and subject to non-resident fees.
- Follow up on all requests and/or forms from your campus regarding residency questionnaires. If you have concerns or questions, you can call the Office of Admissions ; your information will be kept confidential.
- Fill out the California Dream Act application instead of FAFSA. Filing the incorrect form will delay your financial aid award. The deadline is March 2, 2021.
- Complete and submit the Non-Resident Tuition Exemption (PDF) form to the Office of Admissions & Outreach. Once the final high school transcripts with graduation date posted are received, the form will be processed.
- Freshman students: Submit the form first, the decision will be made once your final transcripts are received which will be in the summer after graduation from high school.
- Transfer students: Submit the form with your high school transcripts with the high school graduation date posted.
- Make sure to adhere to deadlines!
AB 540/2000 liaison for Cal Poly Pomona
Mercir Ureta Rivera
Interim Coordinator, Undocumented Student Services
Bronco Dreamers Resource Center
Building 26, Room 114 Telephone: 909-869-6986 Email: email@example.com
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