The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), funded and administered by the New York State Education Department, is a financial aid program designed to help those students who are educationally and economically disadvantaged. The amount of each award is determined on an individual basis depending on need. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
1. Be a first-generation, full-time college
student in their first semester at
2. Be a New York State resident for 12 months prior to enrollment.3. Meet one or both of the following criteria in order to be considered academically eligible for EOP at SUNY Erie: a) The student must have an 82 high school average or below b) The student must have a High School Diploma or High School Equivalency (HSE/GED)4. Meet with an EOP counselor to review additional requirements for the program5. Fall within a defined income bracket or show other evidence of being economically disadvantaged
Application Form: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and EOP application. Funds are limited, apply by May 1 prior to academic year for first consideration.