EOP Students


In 1964, the Educational Opportunity Program was introduced at UC Berkeley as a faculty initiative to support the disproportionately small numbers of first-generation college and low-income students admitted to the University.

Today, undergraduate students who meet ANY of the criteria below are EOP:

Low Income

Pell Grant or Dream Act Scholarship eligible as verified by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office

First Generation College Student

Parent(s) have not graduated from a four-year college or university in the United States

Historically Underrepresented Students

African American, Chicano/Latino, and/or Native American Students

All EOP students benefit from individualized academic counseling, various support services, and extensive campus referral network. In addition, students who meet the “low-income” criteria are also offered the services and benefits listed under the financial assistance section of our website (including various grants and fee reductions).

Students are notified with a confirmation of their EOP status through a Cal Central notification regarding the EOP Survey or a direct email from our office once they are admitted. If you received either of these, please visit our office in 119 Chavez to show confirmation and begin using our services.

If you have not received any of these notifications, but feel you meet criteria, the quickest way to be verified is visiting our front office in 119 Cesar Chavez or calling 510-642-7224 Monday-Friday 9am-4pm.