Prospective Students

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 2022-2023
  • 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)
  • Cal Poly Pomona EOP Fact Sheet available for you to download

Please note:  Once you are admitted to the University, your EOP application will be reviewed for EOP admission decision.

How to Apply to EOP

Step 1 - CSU Application: Complete and submit 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, 2021.
Step 2 - EOP Application: Complete the EOP application within the Cal State Apply by the priority deadline of December 15, 2021.  Note: Final deadline to complete EOP application to Cal Poly Pomona is January 15, 2022.  Final deadline for recommenders to submit EOP recommendation forms is January 31, 2022.
Step 3 - Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):  Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.studentaid.gov  by the priority deadline of March 2, 2022.
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, 2022.
Note: Once an EOP applicant’s file is received, students will be notified via email as it is Cal Poly Pomona's official mode of communication.  
Technical inquiries contact Cal State Apply Applicant Help Center
Inquiries regarding Cal Poly Pomona EOP please contact us at (909) 869-3362 or eopadmin@cpp.edu please provide your full name, telephone number, and CAS ID or Bronco ID Number (if applicable).

AB 540/2000

  1. 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, 2021. 
  2. EOP Application: Complete the EOP application within the Cal State Apply by the priority deadline of December 15, 2021.  Note: Final deadline to complete EOP application to Cal Poly Pomona is January 15, 2022.  Final deadline for recommenders to submit EOP online recommendation forms is January 31, 2022.
  3. California Dream Act Application (CADAA):  Complete and submit the CADAA by the priority deadline of March 2, 2022.
NOTE:  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, 2022.

Tips for AB 540/2000 students filling out a college application:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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, 2022.
  4. Follow and complete the Non-Resident Tuition Exemption  form to the Residency for Tuition Purposes team.  Once the final high school transcripts with graduation date posted are received, the form will be processed. 
    1. 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. 
    2. Transfer students: Submit the form with your high school transcripts with the high school graduation date posted.
  5. Make sure to adhere to deadlines!

Undocumented Student Services for Cal Poly Pomona        

Mercir Ureta Rivera
Senior Coordinator, Undocumented Student Services
Bronco Dreamers Resource Center

Building 26, Room 114   Telephone: 909-869-2728   Email: muretarivera@cpp.edu

 

For more AB 540 resources and updates see Cal Poly Pomona’s websites:

Undocumented Student Services

Undocumented Student Services Liaisons and Partners

Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

FAQ’s - Frequently Asked Questions