Educational Opportunity Program


The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is committed to validating and supporting each student’s experience and nurturing a sense of participation, belonging and empowerment. Our goal is to deliver programs and activities that enable a smooth transition and encourage participation in university activities and opportunities. EOP Counselors utilize advanced skills gained at the Master's degree level to provide counseling through a holistic approach. Counselors assist students with academic, career, financial, and personal concerns. Counselors and staff provide a support network of information and resources to foster student excellence from their arrival to UCSB to graduation and beyond. In collaboration with other departments, EOP works to advocate and provide support for broader student issues.

UCSB Resources

Bren School Of Environmental Sciences & Management

Education Abroad Program

Food Access at UCSB

Provides a centralized source of information regarding healthy and sustainable food options at UCSB and in the local community. We hope to highlight services and resources to help students, staff, and faculty access and choose healthy food options. This site also serves as a hub for learning about the campus food justice movement and efforts to reduce food insecurity and create a more sustainable and just food system.

Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

Money Matters
This guide is a tool to help you navigate your finances day to day and access emergency help when you need it. It includes sections on sound money management and ways to ensure that your income is adequate to meet your needs. Because unforeseen events and emergencies do happen, the Money Matters guide also offers information on staff contacts, emergency funding, and low-cost services in the local community.

Schedule of Classes Class Search

Summer Sessions

UCSB Departments & Services
A list of the campus' departments and services.

University Extension

Community Resources

CalFresh Assistance
This program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores. The amount of the benefit is based on the size of your household, your income, and your bills.

Federal Student Aid

Gilman International Scholarship - Study Abroad

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

GRE Fee Reduction Program

Isla Vista Youth Project

The THRIVE Isla Vista Network is a group of organizations that work together to insure children, families and individuals have the necessary resources to be healthy and succeed. The Network provides assistance with the following areas; basic needs, childcare and early childhood education, adult education, financial assistance, health and wellness, family support, summer and after school programming and volunteer opportunities.