The State University of New York (SUNY) Educational Opportunity Program assists students by providing access to higher education and additional support services for students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
To apply, the student must be a
first-generation, full-time college
student in their first semester at
Residency: Student must have New York State residency 12 months prior to enrollment.
Academic Qualifications: Students must meet one or more of the following criteria: ▹ Have a high school average of 82 or below - OR - ▹ Have a high school equivalency certificate (HSE).
Financial: The State of New York (SUNY) has established guidelines to determine eligibility. Applicants are required to submit income information directly to the EOP office so that financial eligibility may be confirmed. Acceptable Documentation: ▹ Federal 1040 tax form ▹ Federal form 4506 verification of non-filing ▹ Social Security, Supplemental Security Income benefits statement ▹ Public Assistance/Department of Social Services (DSS) budget sheet ▹ Unemployment Benefits/Disability Benefits statement ▹ Notarized letters or statements that support unusual circumstances/claims ▹ Permanent Resident ID card (for non-citizens)
The application deadline occurs just after the Add/Drop deadline, please check with the EOP office for the exact date. Space is limited; therefore, interested students must apply and submit required eligibility documentation by the deadline date established each semester.