How to Apply for EOPS

We are still accepting EOPS Applications for Fall 2018!

EOPS Applications are still being accepted for the Fall 2018 semester until the program is full.

Steps to Apply for EOPS

Step 1:  Student submits an EOPS Application to the Financial Aid/EOPS Office.  EOPS Applications may also be submitted to one of the Centers (North County Center, Lake Center, Coast Center), faxed to 707-468-3197, or emailed to

Step 2:  Student must do the following before the student's EOPS Application can be processed:

  • Submit an Admissions Application to the Admissions Office.

  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The FAFSA must be completed online by going to Students who are not able to complete a FAFSA should submit a Board of Governor's Fee Waiver Application.  Students who are AB540 students should complete a Dream Act Application by going to

  • Submit grade transcripts from all other colleges attended to the Admissions Office (or an unofficial copy, printed from the college's website, may be submitted with the EOPS Application).

  • Take Placement Tests for Math and English at Mendocino College's Learning Center.  Placement Test scores from other colleges are not acceptable.  Students who place in college level English and Math, based on their High School Transcripts, are not required to take Placement Tests.  Contact the Learning Center at 468-3046 for testing times and procedures.

Step 3:  The EOPS Office processes the student's EOPS Application and notifies the student whether or not the student is eligible.  The student will be notified by email, and a notation will be made in the student's WebAdvisor (under MyDocuments).  Students should make sure they have a valid email address that they check often.

Step 4:  If the student is eligible, the student will be notified with the deadline for completing the following additional requirements:

  • enroll in 12 or more units (full-time)

  • meet with with an EOPS Counselor

  • attend an EOPS Orientation (dates & times for EOPS Orientations will be given to the student if the student is offered a spot into the EOPS program) 

Step 5:  Student will begin receiving EOPS services (including a Book Voucher or EOPS Grant) after the items in Step 4 have been completed.