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
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 available
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