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How to Apply

Board of Governors Fee WaiverPlease CAREFULLY read ALL information below

Qualifications to be in the EOPS program: 

  • You must be a California resident
  • You must be enrolled as a full-time student (12 units or more)
  • You must be eligible for the BOGW (California Board of Governor’s Waiver A or B)
  • You must have fewer than 30 units of degree applicable credits as defined by Title V Education Code Section 69640
  • You must be educationally disadvantaged as defined by EOPS



Step 1:
If you have not applied to Santiago Canyon College (SCC), submit an SCC admissions application:
SCC's application.

Step 2:
Complete the assessment or placement testing in English, Reading and Math. To schedule a testing appointment contact SCC’s Testing Center at (714) 628-4985 or sign up to determine the next available testing date and schedule an appointment, click here.

Step 3:
 Complete the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW) and if you qualify apply for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application at Income eligibility criteria for EOPS will be verified through the Santiago Canyon College Financial Aid Office. If you need help filling out the FAFSA call us at (714) 628-4915.

Step 4:
Once your enrolled full-time (12 units) and eligible for BOGW A or B you must submit the EOPS Application. Click  here to print the EOPS Application. Fill out the application, sign and date and bring it to the EOPS/CARE Office. Applications are also available in the EOPS/CARE office.

Step 5:
Submit a copy of your college transcripts if you attended another college/university.

We will NOT process your application if you have NOT met the eligibility requirements.

If you become eligible, you will be notified by mail


Any questions about the process please contact us at (714) 628-4915 or visit the EOPS/CARE Office in E-108.