Accepting new & transfer students for summer & fall 2016

For more information email or call 315.443.3261.


The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) was established by the New York State Legislature in 1969. It provides access to independent colleges and universities for economically and educationally disadvantaged students from New York State. HEOP is a collaboration between the New York State Education Department and University College of Syracuse University. The program provides academic support, tutoring assistance, and financial assistance for tuition, books, and parking. Economic eligibility is based on state-mandated low-income guidelines. Academic criteria are determined by each individual HEOP institution. University College’s Arthur O. Eve HEOP is the only Opportunity Program for part-time students in New York State.

Qualifications for HEOP:

  1. HEOP students must be New York State Residents
  2. HEOP Freshman students:
    • Must be first-time college students.
    • Must have graduated from high school with a 4-year average between 70 and 84.5, or have earned a GED or a vocational diploma.
    • Must meet the economic guidelines for the program (See guidelines below).
  3. HEOP Transfer students:
    • Must have prior participation in a HEOP, EOP, SEEK or College Discovery program at your previous college.
    • Must have verification of your HEOP, EOP, SEEK or College Discovery status.
    • Must meet the admission requirement for the program you are applying to at SU.

Economic Guidelines for HEOP Freshman Eligibility

For Students Entering College on or after July 1, 2015

Number in Household (incl. Head of House) 2015-2016 Total Annual Income based on 2014 tax year
1 $21,978 or less
2 $29,637 or less
3 $37,296 or less
4 $44,955 or less
5 $52,614 or less
6 $60,273 or less
7 $67,951 or less
8 or more $75,647 (or less) plus $7,696 for each family member in excess of 8

If you have any further questions, please contact the HEOP office. HEOP and its activities are supported, in whole or in part, by the New York State Education Department.

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