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.
To be eligible for admission to EOP you must be:
Note: Applicants deemed ineligible for EOP may still qualify for admission and financial aid through other admission processes.
As part of the EOP admission process, your high school record and test scores (if required) will be reviewed, as well as information about clubs, hobbies, jobs and any other experiences which made an impact on your education. This information will help college counselors evaluate your potential for success in a college program.
Educational Opportunity Program students may receive support services, such as academic, career, and personal counseling; tutoring and supplemental instruction. As part of a student's overall financial aid package, the Educational Opportunity Program provides financial assistance for non-tuition related expenses (e.g. books, supplies, etc.).
Under the Foster Youth College Success Initiative, foster youth are eligible for additional services and funding to assist with applying for, enrolling in and succeeding in college.
You are eligible for EOP as a transfer student provided you have been enrolled in EOP, College Discovery, HEOP (Higher Education Opportunity Program), SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge) or a similar academic and financial support program at your previous college. If your previous college did not have EOP or a similar program, you may be considered for transfer eligibility and should notify the college to which you are transferring of your interest.
The table below lists financial eligibility requirements for EOP admission for students entering the 2022-23 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.
(including head of household)
|Total Annual Income in
2020 Calendar Year*
|*For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $8,399 for each additional person.|
Mohammad Khan, EOP Student Aid
Shana Barnes, EOP Academic Specialist.
Emma Odell, EOP Student Aid
Debra Sprenger, EOP Professional Tutor