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Announcements - September

2016 OCC Transfer Day- Monday, September 26th

10am- 1pm  OCC Main Quad

More than 90 representatives from four-year schools visiting OCC

Listing of schools can be fou​nd at www.orangecoastcollege.edu/transfer​

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BOGFW Update​​

If your financial aid status check online indicates you are financially eligible for the Board Of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGWF)​, and you have achieved at least a 2.0 GPA​​ during the past 2 (Fall/Spring) terms​​, and have completed 50% or more of all attempted coursework​, the BOGFW will be applied to your Fall 2016 registratio​n fees once your class enrollment is completed.


*** To ensure that you do not get dropped from your classes, you can pay for Fall 2016 courses, and if you are determined eligible for BOGFW, your enrollment fee of $4​6 a unit will be refunded. The $40 health and service fee is each student's responsibility.***

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EOPS Students Now Eligible For CalFresh

The California Department of Social Services has issued All County Le​tter 15-70, which clarifies that students enrolled in Extended Opportunity Programs and Service (EOPS) qualify for an exemption that makes them eligible to receive CalFresh, formerly known as food stamps. According to the letter, state policy prohibits students enrolled at least half-time, from receiving food stamps unless they comply with certain eligibility requirements.  The ACL clarifies that enrollment in EOPS qualifies an otherwise CalFresh-eligible student for the CalFresh exemption.
 
This is a positive development for the over 75,000 students enrolled in EOPS in California who attend community college. EOPS assists eligible low-income and educationally disadvantaged students to achieve academic success by offering support services to enhance persistence, retention, graduation and transfer goals. In addition to EOPS, the letter specifies that students enrolled in the Job Training Partnership Act are also qualifies an otherwise CalFresh-eligible student for the CalFresh exemption.

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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship Program

This scholarship assists community college transfer students to complete their bachelor degrees by transferring to a selective four-year college or university. Each year, the Foundation provides up to $40,000 per year to each of approximately 85 deserving students selected annually.​

Application deadline and selective criteria are found on the link below.

http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-pro​grams/undergraduate-transfer/

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