HEOP Eligibility

First-time college applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Apply for admission to a degree program and be selected for consideration by the Admissions Office. For ADMISSION INFORMATION and FINANCIAL AID DEADLINES visit our Admissions page.
  • Be a New York State resident
  • Hold a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED), Armed Forces Equivalency Diploma, etc.
  • If selected, attend an information session
  • Meet income eligibility guidelines based on household income. You can learn more in our income eligibility table.