EOP (Educational Opportunity Program)

EOP provides a community, support services, and a small grant for eligible students during their undergraduate education at SJSU. All students who qualify as a California Resident or AB540 student from an educationally disadvantaged and low income background are encouraged to apply by submitting a completed EOP Application through Cal State Apply with their admission application.

Please note: The CSU admission application deadline is separate from the EOP application deadline. You must also have two EOP recommendation forms submitted on your behalf. (Priority consideration for EOP applicants will be given to those who complete and submit their FAFSA or California Dream Act application.) Learn more at

EOPS at the Community College

All incoming transfer students from the California Community College system who wish to join EOP at San José State must submit a complete EOP application and follow the same procedures as all other applicants, even if they were a prior EOPS student. The EOPS status from community college does not transfer over, as EOP and EOPS are two different programs.

Returning Student or CSU Transfer

If you are a returning EOP student who attended SJSU, or a transfer from another California State University campus, and wish to join EOP at San José State, please contact EOP directly for application/recertification information. (You must have been an EOP student at the start of your CSU undergraduate program in order to be eligible for EOP at SJSU.)