ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES:

  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 freshman eligibility (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

Economic eligibility is based on state-mandated, low-income guidelines. Academic criteria are determined by the individual HEOP institutions.

For Students Entering College on or after July 1, 2016

Number in Household (incl. Head of House) 2016-2017 Total Annual Income based on 2015 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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