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You MAY be eligible for EOPS if you:

  1. Are a California resident.

  2. Must have less than 49 degree applicable units in order to maximize services.

  3. Are a full-time student (12 or more units in a fall or spring semester(s), 6 or more units in the summer). If you are in less than 12 units and have a verifiable disability, you may want to contact Palomar College’s Disability Resource Center.  DRC offers a variety of services and equipment for student use on campus.  The goal of the DRC program is to create an environment which encourages the student to function effectively, enabling students to participate in regular college curriculum.  Once enrolled in the DRC program, please request DRC Verification to be sent to EOPS.

  4. Qualify for the Board of Governors Enrollment Fee Waiver Method "A", "B" or "C" Zero EFC". The "C Zero EFC" Method requires the student to have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of 0.  Click Here if you need help to find your BOGW status

And you meet one of the following:

  • After taking Palomar's assessment test, placement recommendations were either English 10, Math 10, 15, or Reading 30 or ESL.

  • No high school diploma or G.E.D.

  • High school GPA was below 2.5

  • Previously enrolled in remedial education

  • First generation college student (neither parent has a 4-year college degree)

  • Parent's not native English speakers

  • Emancipated Foster Youth

To apply:

  1. Must have completed Palomar's assessment test within the last 2 years.

  2. Complete the EOPS application, print, sign and date.

  3. Print out current schedule of classes showing your full time status.

  4. Print out your financial aid summary from your eServices showing BOGW A, B or C with 0 EFC.

  5. Print out your Financial Aid Need Summary.

  6. Bring all 4 items to the EOPS office.

Note: Incomplete applications will not be accepted.We do not accept faxed or online applications.


EOPS Application