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2018 - 2019 EOP Applicants,
Sonoma State EOP will be accepting EOP Application starting October 1st and ending on November 30th of any given academic year. The deadline to have ALL documentations submitted is March 2nd of the following year. Sonoma State's EOP Program is very competitive and submitting materials to ensure a review of your application. SSU EOP will require an additional SSU Supplemental Form that will be emailed to you once your EOP Application is being reviewed. Make sure your email is correct and working. The Supplemental Form, also due by March 2, can be filled out and submitted under the side left bar, 'Resources' then 'Supplemental Form'. Please submit the Form only after you have been notified to do so. However, not submitting your Supplemental Form or your 2 Letters of Recommendations will make your EOP Application process incomplete.

Below is an online video series from last year on how to fill out your CSUMentor EOP Application. The procedure is basically the same. To fill out an EOP Application, you first need to have submitted a regular CSUMentor Application. The EOP Application is the 2nd step. The 3rd and final process will be the SSU Supplemental Form upon being notified by email. If you have any question regarding the entire SSU EOP Application process, please call us at 707-664-2427 or eop@sonoma.edu. Good luck!

CSUMentor link to online CSU and EOP Applications: www.csumentor.edu
EOP Booklet and PDF version for paper applicaiton >>Application<<

The Steps in completing your EOP Application Process

1. Complete the Cal State Application for Undergraduate Admissions at www.csumentor.edu. Check "Yes" in the EOP section asking if you are interested in EOP. Please Note: this only indicates interest in EOP and does not apply you for the program. There is a separate EOP application that must be completed.

2. Complete an EOP application at www.csumentor.edu by clicking the Apply Online tab and the EOP link. Submit completed EOP Application online from October 1st to November 30th.

3. You will be asked to provide the names and e-mail addresses of two teachers and/or counselors who can recommend you for EOP. They will be sent the recommendation questions by e-mail and can submit their answers online.

4. Complete the necessary EOP Supplemental Form upon confirmation of EOP Application being reviewed. EOP Applicants will be notified by email to submit the EOP Supplemental Form at this time. The Supplemental Form can be filled online listed on the Menu options. Please refer to the EOP Income Guidelines below for reference.
To learn more specifics about the Letters of Recommenation and FAQs, click >>>HERE<<<

The following is a video series on how to fill out the EOP online application. If you do not have access to a computer and/or internet connection, you can download the EOP Application in PDF format and mail the application instead.

CSUMentor link to online CSU and EOP Applications: www.csumentor.edu
EOP Booklet and PDF version for paper applicaiton >>Application<<


Who is eligible to apply for EOP?

California residents and eligible AB 450 students who meet the income eligibility index and are a first generation college student can apply for EOP. However, due to space and resource limitations, not all eligible students will be selected for EOP.


EOP Family Income Guidelines

EOP Family Income Guidelines*
Link to income guidelines: http://www.csumentor.edu/planning/eop/income.asp

These guidelines reflect an income level that will generate an Expected Familiy Contribution (EFC) of approximately $1,500. For the purpose of these guidelines, the approximate contribution for dependent applicants is based solely on the parental income and does not take into account any parental assets nor does it assume any contribution from the applicant's income or assets. For independent applicants, the guidelines are based strictly on income with no consideration of available savings or other assets.

* Guidelines are based on the formulas used to determine the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for federal student financial aid.


Financial Assistance

EOP students who qualify for financial aid may receive an EOP grant. To be considered, you must apply for financial aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application. Apply as soon as possible after January 1 of the preceding school year, and before the CSU financial aid priority filing date of March 2 of the preceding school year. EOP grants will be awarded only as long as funds are available. You will have a better chance of receiving an EOP grant and other financial aid for which you are eligible if you apply before these deadlines.

Application for financial aid is a separate process from the EOP admission process. For additional information about financial aid, please see a financial aid counselor.

Apply to the SSU Scholarship. See webpage for details >>>HERE<<<. The deadline is January 15 of any given year.

Selection procedure

Once your EOP file is complete, it will be reviewed carefully by a campus selection committee. The committee will consider such factors as disadvantaged background, financial need, academic performance, motivation, and potential for success in college. The committee may also look for any contribution that you have made or intend to make to your community, work experience, or the career you wish to pursue. Be sure to complete all forms accurately and assist the committee in understanding your academic preparation and motivation.