EOP&S FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. As an EOP&S student, am I required to enroll in 12 units every semester?

2. Do I have to re-apply for EOP&S each academic year?

3. Does not having a high school diploma or GED disqualify me from the EOP&S Program?

4. If I am disqualified from the Woodland Community College Financial Aid Program, as a result of a defaulted student loan or being placed on financial aid academic or
progress probation, will I also lose my eligibility for EOP&S?

5. Do I need an appointment to talk to someone about the EOP&S Program?

6. What steps do I take to make an EOP&S Counselor appointment?

7. How do I qualify for EOP&S?

ANSWERS

1. As an EOP&S student, am I required to enroll in 12 units every semester?

EOP&S students are required to enroll in 12 or more units. Unit exceptions may be available for DSPS participants. Please speak to an EOP&S staff member for details.

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2. Do I have to re-apply for EOP&S each academic year?

EOP&S students once qualified for EOP&S maintain their EOP&S eligibility, for a maximum of 6 consecutive semesters or until they complete 70 degree applicable units. EOP&S students
who withdraw from college for one or more semesters must re-apply to the EOP&S Program, and lose their continued EOP&S eligibility.

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3. Does not having a high school diploma or GED disqualify me from being in the EOP&S Program?

EOP&S students are not required to have a high school diploma or GED in order to qualify for EOP&S. Not having a high school diploma or GED will affect a student’s eligibility
for federal financial aid. The federal government requires, as a condition of receiving federal financial aid that students have a GED or high school diploma or that they take
and pass the Ability to Benefit examination, which is administered by the Woodland College Admissions and Registration department.

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4. If I am disqualified from the Woodland Community College Financial Aid Program, as a result of a defaulted student loan or being placed on financial aid disqualification as
a result of academic or progress probation, will I also lose my eligibility for EOP&S?

No. Financial aid disqualification means disqualification from EOP&S financial grants, but not necessarily disqualification from receiving other EOP&S services.

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5. Do I need an appointment to talk to someone about the EOP&S Program?

No. You can visit the EOP&S Office and talk to an EOP&S staff member. The EOP&S office is located in room 735.

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6. What steps do I take to make an EOP&S counselor appointment?

The EOP&S office is located in room 735 (the Student Services Building 700) to schedule an appointment with an EOP&S counselor.

You will be issued an appointment confirmation sheet with a Counselor’s name, date and time of appointment. On the day of the appointment we ask you check-in about 10 minutes before
your scheduled time at the EOP&S counter.
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7. How do I qualify for EOP&S?

To Qualify for EOP&S you must:

  • Be a California resident.
  • Be enrolled in 12 units (full time) when accepted into the EOP&S program.
  • Have fewer than 70 semester units of degree applicable credit coursework.
  • Qualify to receive a Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOG Fee Waiver).
    Please note that Method C(BOG C) DOES NOT qualify for EOP&S Services
  • Have an educational disadvantage.

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