How to Apply


What is TAP?

The Textbook Access Program is a one-time application program that promises TAP Services for the entire Academic Year!

Who can apply? 

Any EOP Student who is in severe financial hardship to access class materials is welcome to apply!

Students DO NOT need to have exhausted both subsidized and unsubsidized loans to receive financial assistance from the Textbook Access Program. However, we do prioritize students who have exhausted all forms of financial aid given to them.

The Textbook Access Program Application is divided into 2 parts. 

PART 1:  General Application for admission into the Textbook Access Library

PART 2:  If accepted, students will be emailed a voucher and specific information on where/how to purchase materials.

Selection Criteria

  1. Must be an EOP student!
  2. Must be in financial hardship and have exhausted their financial aid package
  3. Must be currently enrolled at UCSC with a minimum of 12 units per quarter (10 Units for Grad students)
  4. Must have utilized an EOP service in the past (i.e. meet with an EOP counselor, PAL, or Pre Grad Mentor)*


*This criteria DOES NOT apply to incoming frosh/transfer students! 



Below are the application links for the TAP program, do note that applications have closed as of October 4th.   Students who are still interested in participating in this program, please schedule a meeting with an EOP Counselor to appeal/request support. For more information, please contact the EOP office directly at

Updates to TAP:

Applications have closed as of October 4th, 2022. For any new or outstanding approvals, please know that they will be accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, please contact the EOP office directly. 

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