Eligibility for EOPS


  1. IS DETERMINED to be a California Resident for Saddleback College admissions purposes, and is 18 years of age or a high school graduate.
  2. Priority will be given to students who have complete less than 40 units
  3. IS ELIGIBLE for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver "A or B," has "0" EFC, or meet specific income guidelines.
  4. MUST ENROLL in at least 12.0 Saddleback College units and maintain at least a 2.00 GPA.
  5. HAS ONE of the following disadvantages, and meets income criteria:
    • Neither a high school graduate nor obtained GED/high school proficiency
    • High school grade point average of 2.49 or below
    • Previous enrollment in remedial education
    • Placement in non-degree-applicable basic skills courses at Saddleback College (English 300/340, ESL (300's) and/or Math 351)
    • First generation college student
    • Parents are non-native English speakers
    • Underrepresented ethnic minority student
    • Emancipated Youth