EOP Financial Resources

EOP Verification for CalFresh

What it is?

A document that officially confirms you are an EOP student.

How do I get it?

  • Step 1: If a EOP verification is needed, visit the office or email us to request a letter. In the subject line, please include "EOP Verification Letter Request." Your message should include your full name, student ID number and UC Davis email address.
  • Step 3: Wait 7-10 business days to receive a response via e-mail

Emergency Fund

What is it?

  • Provides EOP students with monetary assistance for optical and dental medical emergencies.

Application Process

  1. Contact EOP Special Projects Assistant
    In order to receive funds, first email the EOP Special Projects Assistant with your request. Provide a brief description of medical need (at least two sentences). In the subject line, please include "Emergency Fund"
  2. Await Response
    Julie Agosto will contact you within 7-10 business days to have a sit down to further discuss eligibility and other requirements.

NOTE: Funding is not guaranteed until application is approved.

Fee Waivers/Deferrals

EOP offers Fee Waivers and Fee Deferrals to EOP Students.


Incoming EOP students may be eligible to have their housing deposit deferred. If you qualify, housing will allow you to pay your housing deposit in two payments. For more information, please visit the housing page.

Planned Educational Leave Program (PELP)

PELP allows any continuing undergraduate or graduate level student to temporarily suspend academic work at UC Davis. EOP students who are looking to use the Planned Educational Leave Program qualify to have the 70 dollar application fee waived. For more information about PELP, please visit the information from the Registrar's office.

Cognitive Testing

What is it?

  • Provides financial assistance of up to $600 for EOP students who need psycho-educational testing to determine if they have a learning disability. Contact espa@ucdavis.edu.

Application Procedure: Steps

  1. Obtain Professional Referral
    Meet with a physician or counselor at the Student Health and Counseling Center to determine if you need educational testing. You must receive a referral from the SHCS professional stating that you need educational testing.
  2. Reach out to an EOP staff member.
    Once you have received your referral, please reach out to Julie Agosto. In the email subject line, please include "Cognitive Testing" and briefly explain your situation. You should receive a response within 7-10 business days to have a sit down or an over the phone meeting
  3. Schedule Appointment for Educational Testing
    Once you have secured funding, schedule an appointment for cognitive testing. If you have SHIP, be sure the provider is approved through SHCS. For more information, contact insurance services. If you don't have SHIP you can use any provider you so choose. Please refer back to the information provided to you by Julie Agosto during your sit down.
  4. Get a cost Estimate
    Ask the billing representative from the educational psychologist office for a price quote. If needed, follow up with your insurance carrier to determine how much, if any, will be covered by insurance. If the out-of-pocket expenses exceed $600, please consider contacting financial aid and applying for an emergency short term loan.
  5. Inform SDC of appointment and request provisional accommodations.
    Contact the Student Disability Center and inform them that you have made an appointment and request for provisional accommodations.
  6. Complete Cognitive Testing Application and wait for a response
Note: Funding is not guaranteed until Cognitive Testing Application is approved.

Free Produce - All pEOPle Eat

Free Produce are available every Friday in front of the Center for Educational Opportunity Program from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Please visit the Aggie Compass for more information on how to access free food.

Other Campus Resources

  • Financial Aid Office
  • Aggie Compass Basic Needs Center
    The Aggie Compass Basic Needs Center can help you with financial wellness, food insecurity and housing insecurity.
  • Student Foundation
    The Student Emergency Relief Aid award can cover short-term needs that are not covered by other assistance. Some examples of need may be tuition, rent, medical treatment, or other necessities that may hamper a student from succeeding academically or from meeting her or his basic needs.