Am I Eligible?

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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
Income guidelines
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.

Household Size
(including head of household)
Total Annual Income
2019 Calendar Year
1 $23,606
2 $31,894
3 $40,182
4 $48,470
5 $56,758
6 $65,046
7 $73,334
8 $81,622 *

* 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.



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