California Student Opportunity and Access Program

The California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP) was established by the state legislature in 1978.  Today, Cal-SOAP is instrumental in improving the flow of information about postsecondary education and financial aid while raising the achievement levels of low-income, elementary and secondary school students or geographic regions with documented low-eligibility or college participation rates, and who are first in their families to attend college.

The Cal-SOAP program is administered by the California Student Aid Commission, with individual projects applying each year for continued federal funding.  By law, each  state allocation must be matched by an equal or higher level of local resources.

For more information, please visit the CSAC website: