We are now accepting EOPS Applications for Fall 2023/Spring 2024! Apply Online Now!! 

Steps to Apply for EOPS

Step 1:  Student submits an online EOPS Application.

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.