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Why does CSULA EOP require a financial document?

One of the initial criteria to be considered for EOP at CSULA is to meet the low income guidelines.

A financial verification form and document(s) showing income sources and/or eligibility for government assistance (such as a statement of County or State benefits, SSI, social security benefits, food stamps, etc.) are required in order to enable us to determine whether or not a student meets these low income guidelines.

Students who do not submit these required documents --if requested-- will not be considered for EOP.

What will CSULA EOP accept for a financial document?

My Household Files Taxes.
If your household files taxes, you must submit your household’s (whichever was filed most recently) tax transcript (order from the IRS website by clicking here) or a complete 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ federal tax return.

Important note: You must submit ALL pages including the Schedule C, SE or Schedule E (if applicable). If anything is listed on lines 12 or 17 on the 1040, you will need to submit these documents.

The first page of the 1040 federal tax return will look something like this

My Household Does Not File Taxes

If your household does not, and is not required to, file taxes, please submit a CSULA EOP Financial Verification form as well as one of the following documents (must be current):

Statement of County, State or Federal Benefits:

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Disability benefit statement
Social Security Benefits statement
CalWorks/Gain/General Relief/Food Stamps benefit statement
Dependency documents - Ward of the Court/Foster

Please contact our office immediately at (323) 343-3214 or email us at if you have questions about documents that will fulfill this requirement. We’re here to help!

Information and applications may be obtained from: CSULA EOP

5151 State University Drive . Los Angeles . CA 90032 . (323) 343-3000
2008 Trustees of the California State University

Last Update: 05/7/2014