Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)

What is HEOP? HEOP provides a broad range of services to New York State residents who, because of academic and economic circumstances, would otherwise be unable to attend a postsecondary educational institution.

To be eligible for HEOP you must be a resident of New York State for one year, working towards a high school diploma, within certain educational standards, economically disadvantaged.

Partnering Institutions that offer HEOP include 45 New York colleges and universities

  • Alfred University
  • Bard College
  • Barnard College
  • Boricua College
  • Canisius College of Buffalo
  • Cazenovia College
  • Clarkson University
  • Colgate University
  • College of Saint Rose
  • Columbia University: Columbia College and School of Engineerring and Applied Science
  • Cornell University
  • Daemen College
  • Dowling College
  • D’Youville College
  • Five Towns College
  • Fordham University
  • Hamilton College
  • Hobart and Wm Smith Colleges
  • Hofstra University
  • Ithaca College
  • LeMoyne College
  • Long Island University
  • Manhattan College
  • Marist College
  • Marymount Manhattan College
  • Mercy College
  • Molloy College
  • Mount Saint Mary College
  • Nazareth College
  • New School
  • New York Institute of Technology: Old Westbury
  • New York University
  • Niagara University
  • Nyack College
  • Paul Smith’s College
  • Polytechnic University
  • Pratt Institute
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Russell Sage College
  • Sage College of Albany
  • Siena College
  • Skidmore College
  • St. Bonaventure University
  • St. John Fisher College
  • St. Lawrence University
  • St. Thomas Aquinas College
  • Syracuse University
  • Trocaire College
  • Union College
  • University of Rochester
  • Utica College
  • Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology

In addition to HEOP there is another program called Student Equal Opportunity Program (sometimes known as SEOP or EOP). This program is similar to HEOP however it is not state based. If there is a student that is out-of-state applying to a school and their income bracket falls within a certain category they can be eligible for EOP. This program is great because it considers out-of-state residents and ensures them financial aid opportunities and scholarships. A few schools that follow this are Barnard College, Boston College, and Syracuse University.

For more information please visit: http://heop.org/