HEOP Eligibility and Economic Guidelines

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, 2020

Economic Guidelines for HEOP Freshman Eligibility For Students Entering College on or after July 1, 2020
Number in Household (incl. Head of House) 2020-2021 Total Annual Income based on 2018 tax year
1 $23,606 or less
2 $31,894 or less
3 $40,182 or less
4 $48,470 or less
5 $56,758 or less
6 $65,046 or less
7 $73,334 or less
8 or more $81,622 (or less); plus $8,288 for each family number in excess of 8

If you have any further questions, pleaseĀ contact the HEOP office.

HEOP and its activities are supported, in whole or in part, by the New York State Education Department.