Freshman Students - I Want to Apply

  • Must meet CSU Eligibility Index Requirements and be a California resident or AB 540
  • Must be a first-generation college student (either parent/guardian has associate or higher degree awarded by a U.S. college at the time of application)
  • Historically low-income/and or educationally disadvantage. Must meet income eligibility
  • Incoming freshmen who demonstrate academic potential and motivation

Annual family income guidelines based on the formulas used to determine the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for Federal Student Financial Aid.

Family Size Maximum Income
2 $37,100
3 $41,800
4 $48,500
5 $55,000
6 $62,200
7 $67,700
8 $73,100
Single, no dependent
1 $16,100
Married, no dependent other than spouse
2 $28,200
Married with dependents other than spouse
2 $48,000
3 $55,200
4 $65,200
5 $74,700
6 $85,300
7 $92,200
8 $101,500
  • Apply to Sacramento State and EOP during priority application filing period: October 1 - November 30 for the Fall semester.
  • Apply online at
  • Have an unofficial copy of your high school and college transcripts handy when you complete your application for admission. Your admissions decision will be based on self-reported information entered on the application—Accuracy is critical!
  • The EOP application is now part of the Cal State Admissions Application. Once it is determined that you are eligible for EOP, questions related to EOP will automatically populate.
  • Submit Letters of Recommendation by January 31, 2019
  • Register and take SAT/ACT by the December deadline

Did you know that you might be eligible for financial aid to help pay for college?

Start the process by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) starting October 1st through March 2nd. Be sure to indicate school code 001150 for Sacramento State on your application. Visit to find out how to fill out the FAFSA and create your FSA ID, what information is needed, what the deadlines, and what happens after the FAFSA.

October 1 - December 15 Apply to Sacramento State and EOP during priority application filling period.
October 1 - March 2 Apply for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using school code 001150 or DREAM Act Application
December 1 Last opportunity to take the SAT test
December 8 Last opportunity to take the ACT test
January 24 Deadline to submit SAT or ACT test scores
January 31 Deadline to Submit two Letters of Recommendation
March 1, 2019 Check My Sac State for admissions decision
Important Dates for Fall 2019 Admission

** Important Note: Failure to adhere to any of the posted deadlines will result in your EOP Application being withdrawn from consideration.

Jose Mejia
(916) 278-6183

David Lopez
(916) 278-5480