The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is a program that is reflective of today’s multicultural society. Demographically, program participants are drawn from the rural, suburban and urban precincts of the state. This program provides academic support and a financial stipend for education related costs (i.e. books, transportation and school supplies) for students that are academically under-prepared, but who have the potential for academic success.
In order to be eligible for EOP, a student must meet New York State mandated guidelines and be a first-time college applicant. Admittance to EOP will be given to persons who demonstrate a history of academic and economic disadvantages. EOP students transferring to ECC must notify their campus EOP office of their status. Each ECC campus (City, North, and South) provides EOP services for the student population. The eligible student will receive counseling, tutoring, and mentoring services, in addition to the financial stipend. Noteworthy junior college students are eligible for a maximum of six semesters of financial assistance as mandated by state regulations.