EOPS has reached its capacity for Fall 2023. We are currently NOT accepting new EOPS Applications. The application will reopen in November for the Spring 2024 semester.

Steps to Apply for EOPS

Step 1:  Student submits an online EOPS Application.

  • 2023-2024 EOPS Application for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

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

  • Submit an Admissions Application to the Admissions Office.

  • Activate your Mendocino College Issues Email Account. For information and assistance with your Student Email Account visit Admissions and Records.

  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The FAFSA must be completed online by going to https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. Students who are AB540 should complete a Dream Act Application by going to https://dream.csac.ca.gov.

    Attention: Students may submit transcripts from other colleges to get credit for courses they have already taken.  The advantage of submitting transcripts is that EOPS Counselors will be able to create a comprehensive Education Plan that will reflect the courses students have already completed. Unofficial copies printed from each of the college's website, may be submitted with the EOPS Application.

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 MyMendo account. 

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

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

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

  • meet with an EOPS Counselor

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