Do you support the continued funding of one dollar and twenty-five ($1.25) per AS/UCSB membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $0.83 for summer quarter for E.O.P? If reaffirmed, the fee would be subject to reaffirmation every two years as mandated by the AS constitution.



Pro Statements

Reaffirm AS/EOP Grant!

The AS/EOP item on the Associated Students ballot is to reaffirm $1.25/academic year/.83¢ summer toward AS/EOP Emergency Grants. Emergencies happen and the grants are there to assist need-based financial aid EOP students for expenses not covered by financial aid or insurance, such as medical, dental or optical, and graduate school application and testing fees. It also covers one-time emergencies, such as transportation during a family illness/death, housing costs if facing an unforeseen eviction and expenses that exceed the financial aid budget. Students that utilize the emergency funds are those needing assistance with expenses not covered by other sources. This fund allows for confidential financial support of students in their time of need. Vote April 23-26, 2018, via GOLD https://my.sa.ucsb.edu/gold/login.aspx


One of the most benevolent and heartwarming realities of life as a Gaucho is the way in which we tirelessly support one another; individually and collectively. For over twenty-five years, the EOP Grant has helped UCSB students in dire need with funding to assist them overcome financial challenges, not unlike the challenges many of us encounter at some point in our lives. Undergraduate students who experience an emergency, may have unforeseen medical or dental expenses, be in need of optical support, face an unexpected eviction or even seek funding to apply to graduate school may be eligible to receive the grant. Your continued support of $1.25 per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $0.83 for summer quarter can literally help positively impact the lives of your fellow Gauchos. Please vote YES on the EOP Grant Lock-In, and reaffirm your commitment to “I GAUCHO BACK!”

Aaron E. de Santiago-Jones
Director, Educational Opportunity Program

Con Statements