Educational Opportunity Program

(EOP)

SUNY Ulster's Educational Opportunity Program provides academic support and financial aid to students who show promise for mastering college-level work. Offered primarily to full-time students who are New York State residents, EOP accepts students who qualify academically and financially for the program.

Learn more about eligibility as well as find quick access to forms.

Eligibility

To be eligible for admission to EOP, a student must be
  • A New York State resident for 12 months prior to enrollment
  • Demonstrate potential for completing a college program
  • In need of financial assistance within established income guidelines.In selecting students for the program, priority is given to full-time applicants from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. If in the year prior to enrollment a family's income falls within EOP guidelines due to unemployment, separation, divorce or death of a parent, etc. a student may qualify for EOP.

Required Records

As part of the EOP admission process, high school records and test scores will be reviewed. This information will help the EOP counselors evaluate a student's potential for success in a college program.

Support Services

EOP students receive special services regarding tutoring, academic, career, and personal counseling.

Transfers

Transfer student may be eligible for EOP if they were enrolled in EOP, HEOP, College Discovery, SEEK, or a similar program at a previous college. Students must have prior college(s) complete EOP Transfer Forms.

Income Guidelines 2019-2020

The table below lists financial eligibility requirements for EOP admission for students entering the 2019-20 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.

EOP Economic Eligibility Guidelines 
Academic Year 2019-20
Household Size 
(including head of household)
Total Annual Income in 
2017 Calendar Year
1 $22,459
2 $30,451
3 $38,443
4 $46,435
5 $54,427
6 $62,419
7 $70,411
8 $78,403*
*For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $7,992 for each additional person.

Income Guidelines 2018-2019

The table below lists financial eligibility requirements for EOP admission for students entering the 2019-20 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.

EOP Economic Eligibility Guidelines
Academic Year 2018-219
Household Size
(including head of household)
Total Annual Income in
2016 Calendar Year*
1 $22,311
2 $30,044
3 $37,777
4 $45,510
5 $53,243
6 $60,976
7 $68,709
8 $76,442*
*For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $7,733 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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DOWNLOADS

Program Flyer 2018-2019
EOP Fact Sheet 2019-2020
EOP Application Form 2018-2019
EOP Application Form 2019-2020
FAFSA Signature Page 2018-2019
TAP 

Christopher Chang, Director of Financial Aid & EOP
Tel 845.687.5096 | Fax 845.687.5172
changc@sunyulster.edu

Austin Singleton,  EOP Counselor
Tel 845.687.5120 | Fax 845.687.5172
singleta@sunyulster.edu

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