SUNY Broome Community College’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides access, academic support and financial aid to first-time, full-time students who show promise for succeeding in college but who may need additional support throughout their time at SUNY Broome.
The following information will assist you in determining if you should apply to SUNY Broome’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). You are encouraged to discuss your college choices with your college advisor. EOP is designed for students who need special academic assistance as well as financial aid. You will be asked to complete additional application materials and financial aid forms in order to be considered.
Apply using the SUNY Broome Application and check “yes” when asked about interest in EOP. All applicants who expressed their interest in EOP will be sent a separate application for EOP.
In addition to completing the EOP application students will need to submit:
- Proof of Income (family and your own if applicable, court documents if you are a ward of the state or in foster care)
- 2 Letters of recommendation
- An autobiographical essay
- High school transcript
Be sure to complete all materials and return promptly as directed. Only completed applications will be considered. Once all required materials are received by the Office of Admissions, the Financial Aid Office will vet applicants for financial eligibility. Eligible applicants will be sent to the Educational Opportunity Program Director for review. Academically and Financially eligible students will be interviewed by the EOP Director. Decisions will be made thereafter. To apply to EOP, please click on the following link:
To be eligible for admission to the Educational Opportunity Program you must:
- Be a New York State resident for 12 months prior to enrollment;
- Qualify as academically disadvantaged according to the guidelines below;
- Qualify as economically disadvantaged according to the EOP Income Guidelines below.
Note: In selecting students for the program, priority is given to applicants from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. Admission is subject to program capacity.
One or more of the following academic criteria must be met before consideration for acceptance into the Educational Opportunity Program:
- High school graduate with a cumulative GPA of a 75 or better
- GED diploma with a minimum score of 2380
- No previous college experience
The table below lists financial eligibility requirements for EOP admission for students entering the 2018-19 academic year. Any subsequent changes to these guidelines will be posted here. In order to be determined economically disadvantaged, a student’s household income must not exceed the amount shown for its size or the student’s circumstances must conform to one of the exceptions indicated.
|Educational Opportunity Program
Economic Eligibility Guidelines
Academic Year 2019-2020
(including head of household)
|Total Annual Income in
2017 Calendar Year
For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $7,992 for each additional person.
INCOME GUIDELINES DO NOT APPLY IF:
- The student’s family is the recipient of Family Assistance or Safety Net payments through the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance; or through a county Department of Social Services; or Family Day Care payments through the New York State Office of Children and Family Assistance;
- The student is in foster care as established by the court;
- The student is a ward of the state or county.
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 may be considered for transfer eligibility and should notify the college to which you are transferring of your interest. EOP transfer students must submit an EOP Verification form which the student will fill out and then give to their current school officials to sign off on. We can not move forward on your application with out this information. Below is the downloadable version of our EOP Transfer Verification Form for your convenience.
Summer Advancement Academy
Students accepted into SUNY Broome’s Educational Opportunity Program will attend a mandatory extended orientation designed to prepare them for the academic rigor and social and non-cognitive expectations of college.
Academic support is continued throughout the academic year and during the entire life cycle of the student at SUNY Broome. Academic support will be provided through academic counseling and mentoring, tutorial assistance coordinated by the Learning Assistance Department, success seminars for continuing students, study sessions, and recognition for academic achievement.
Supplemental Economic Aid
EOP students will be awarded an EOP stipend to offset the cost of college.
EOP promotes diverse educational opportunities, fosters a supportive and inclusive learning environment where students not only find EOP staff welcoming and helpful, but come to know their peers as an additional system of support. EOP also provides advocacy services for its students.
For more information about the Educational Opportunity Program, contact us:
Phone: (607) 778-5220
Fax: (607) 778-5488