Admitted to SSU

If you indicated an interest in the Education Opportunity Program when you submitted your CSU application, the SSU system will advise you to contact the EOP Office before accepting your admission. This is because deposits are reduced for applicants accepted to EOP.

Fee TypeEOP Student AmountNon-EOP Student Amount
Enrollment Reservation Deposit $50 $200
Housing Deposit $100 $400
Freshman Orientation Fee ** $0 $255
Total $150 $855

** EOP freshman admits attend the mandatory EOP Summer Bridge Program instead of the SSU Orientation. There is no fee for the Summer Bridge Program.

We will begin notifying applicants of their acceptance to EOP in March. If you are accepted into EOP we will mail you forms you will use to pay the reduced ERD and reduced Housing deposit. The timing of our decision depends on the receipt of your EOP application and both of your letters of recommendation.

If you have not already done so, it is extremely important for you to submit your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student or California Dream Act Application. We cannot make a decision on your EOP eligibility until the SSU Financial Aid Office reviews your FAFSA or CA Dream Application. To submit your FAFSA or CA Dream Application as soon as possible, you can use estimates of family income based on 2013 and then update with accurate 2014 information later.

You will need to decide if you want to wait for a final decision about your EOP eligibility before you accept your admittance to Sonoma State University. There are 3 main areas to consider.

  1. SSU Admission - The deadline to pay your Enrollment Reservation Deposit (ERD) is May 1, 2015.
  2. On-Campus Housing Availability - For information regarding on-campus housing availability please contact the SSU Housing Office at or 707-664-2541.
  3. SSU Mandatory Orientation (NOT attended by students accepted into EOP) - For information about the number of open seats remaining in the freshman Orientation sessions please contact the SSU Orientation Office at or 707-664-4464.

Refund Information: If you change your mind about attending Sonoma State University, you must notify the University in writing to receive a refund. The Enrollment Reservation, Orientation, and Campus Housing Down Payment are 50% refundable if requested in writing by May 1, 2015; non-refundable thereafter. Email your refund request to the Seawolf Service Center at: email address.

If you pay the $255 SSU Orientation Program deposit and then you are accepted into EOP, you can get a full refund if you attend Summer Bridge. The timing of the refund request will determine whether you received a check or the refund amount to applied toward your SSU fees.

If you have questions, you can contact us at or 707-664-2427 or visit SSU's Housing website.