EOP was created to identify students who show promise of succeeding at the university/college level but may struggle to meet the financial demand.
To be eligible for admission to EOP you must:
- Be accepted into a degree program at SUNY Poly (Certificate-seeking students do not qualify),
- Have a high school grade point average of 75% to 87%,
- Be a New York State resident for 12 months prior to enrollment,
- Require special admissions consideration, and
- Qualify as economically disadvantaged according to the income guidelines. In selecting students for the program, priority will be given to applicants from historically disadvantaged backgrounds.
Transfer students: You are eligible for EOP as a transfer student provided you have been enrolled in a similar opportunity program, such as HEOP, SEEK, College Discovery, or STEP, at a post-secondary institution
For academic year 2021-22
This table lists the financial eligibility requirements for EOP admission for students entering the 2021-22 academic year. Any subsequent changes to these guidelines will be posted here. In order to be determined economically disadvantaged, a student's household income must not exceed the amount shown for its size or the student's circumstances must conform to one of the exceptions indicated.
(including head of household)
|Total Annual Income
2019 Calendar Year
* For households with more than 8 people, add $8,288 for each additional person.
Income guidelines do not apply if:
- The student's family is the recipient of Family Assistance or Safety Net payments through the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance; or through a county Department of Social Services; or Family Day Care payments through the New York State Office of Children and Family Assistance.
- The student is in foster care as established by the court.
- The student is a ward of the state or county.