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Educational Opportunity Program

MISSION STATEMENT

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) serves as a primary vehicle for the CSU in increasing the access, academic excellence and retention of California’s historically underserved students (low income, First Generation College), thus working in the spirit and abiding by the legislative intent that originally established the program in 1969 and maintaining the innovation inherent in the program.

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) serves as the primary vehicle for the CSU in increasing the access, academic excellence, and retention of California's historically underserved students (low-income, first generation college students), thus working in the spirit and abiding by the legislative intent that originally established the program in 1969 and maintaining the innovation inherent in the program.

EOP provides

ACCESS  to the University through outreach and special admissions for qualified students

ADVOCACY for underrepresented and disadvantaged populations

TRANSITIONAL EXPERIENCE such as Summer Bridge and Guardian Scholars

SUPPORT SERVICES including advising, independent living, summer tutoring in math and English, and our computer lab

EOP GRANTS  through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for students with a low estimated family contribution



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Summer Bridge was an excellent program that enabled me to establish my identity in the college setting. This program allowed me to make some future decisions about the career path I wanted to take. I am proud to say that I gained an extensive amount of knowledge via Summer Bridge and I hope this program continues to guide students in the right direction to their future endeavors. Close Quote
Dr. Hector M. Gonzalez
Summer Bridge participant, 1997. Bachelor’s in Biology, CSUB.

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Getting to College

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iGrad Financial Literacy

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