Eligibility Information & Application Process

To apply to the NCEOC program, all applicants must:

  • Be a citizen, national or permanent resident of the United States
  • Be at least 19 years of age
  • Interested in enrolling in a high school diploma GED program, or in a program of post-secondary education.
  • Be considered a low-income individual in conformity with the Federal TRiO Programs Low-income guidelines. (See chart below)

Federal TRIO Programs Current-Year Low-Income Levels

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*Note that the term “low-income individual” means an individual whose family’s taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount.

Ready to Submit your Application?

After submitting your application you will need to make an appointment with the NCEOC office and provide information on the following:

  • Yearly Income Information (Tax Forms/Income Verification to apply for the California Promise Grant to have tuition lowered or waived entirely).
  • Knowledge on if you’re considered a dependent or an independent for the FAFSA (see our FAFSA Information page for more information).
  • Your Permanent Resident Card, if applicable.

Online Application (Mobile & Desktop) English PDF Application (Desktop Only) Spanish PDF Application (Desktop Only)

Email PDF Application to nceoc@palomar.edu