Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

EOP BrochureEligibility and Application Procedures

You are eligible for the EOP if you are:

  • A New York state resident 12 months prior to enrollment.
  • A graduate of a New York state high school with a 70-85 cumulative GPA.
  • First time, full time college student.
  • Eligible as an economically disadvantaged student (See chart below).

Income Guidelines

This table lists financial eligibility requirements for EOP admission for students entering the Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 academic year. Subsequent changes to these guidelines will be posted as they occur.

In order to be determined economically disadvantaged, a student must be from a household in which the income does not exceed the amount shown for its size in the applicable category or must be in economic circumstances that conform to one of the exceptions listed below the income chart.

Household Size Income
1 $21,978
2 $29,637
3 $37,296
4 $44,955
5 $52,614
6 $60,273
7 $67,951
8 $75,647
* Add $7,696 to income for each additional family member

Exceptions to Income Guidelines

Above guidelines do not apply if...

  • The student's family receives Family Assistance or Safety Net payments through the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance or a county Department of Social Services or receives Family Day Care payments through the New York State Office of Children and Family Assistance
  • The student lives with foster parents who do not provide support for college, and the student's natural parents provide no such support
  • The student is a ward of the state or county

Application Procedures

The following documentation must be submitted along with your application in order to determine your eligibility for EOP:

  1. An official high school transcript from your high school showing your graduation date and overall cumulative GPA or GED scores
  2. A copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  3. One of the documents listed below:
    • A copy of your 1040 Form if you worked last year and filed income taxes
    • A copy of your IRS Form 4605T if you did not file taxes or have filed no income (For assistance, go to or call 1-800-908-9946)
    • A copy of last year’s budget sheet or proof of Social Security benefits if you received public assistance or social security benefits. ALL applicants under the age of 24, who do not have dependents (children of their own), must submit documentation of their parents’ income.

Transferring to Hudson Valley Community College’s EOP

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 still may be considered for transfer eligibility and should notify the EOP office as soon as possible about your interest.

  • Click here to complete an application.
  • Transfer Verification Form
    This form is for students transferring to HVCC from a previous institution in which they were enrolled in EOP. Transfer students attending HVCC need to have this form turned in to make their application complete.