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Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program 

The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program 

The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) provides a wide range of comprehensive academic supportive services to New York State residents who, because of educational and economic circumstances, would otherwise be unable to attend a post-secondary educational private institution.

What You Should Know About HEOP?

      • There are currently 53 programs in New York State (50 currently accepting new students) 
      • HEOP is an academic opportunity program and not diversity access program
      • Students must meet both Federal income guidelines and institutional academic guidelines
      • Each program is funded for a specific number of seats available
      • Each program may have a different admissions process (check with the college of interest)
      • All programs conduct mandatory summer sessions that vary from 4 – 6 weeks in length


Other FAQS:  

Does HEOP Accept Transfer Students?

HEOP accepts transfer students if:

      • The student first entered college through another opportunity program (HEOP, EOP, SEEK)
      • If the student meets the academic profile of the transfer program
      • If the transfer program has space availabl

Basic Financial Information:

      • HEOP schools are required to meet full student financial need as established by the FAFSA
      • While many programs will expect students and their families to contribute to the cost of attendance using summer savings, Federal Student Loans, etc., all HEOP programs adhere to a maximum loan cap.($20,000/commuters & $25,000/residential)  
      •  Financial Aid is determined by using prior-prior year income as reported on FAFSA
      • HEOP supports students for up to 10 semesters for a four-year degree program

Characteristics of a Successful HEOP Student:

      • Motivation and the desire to be successful
      • Commitment and the ability to persevere with support
      • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
      • The ability to dream and be responsible for those dreams

For more information from the New York State Education Department visit: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/kiap/colldev/heop

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