What Is HEOP?
The Higher Education Opportunity Program is a partnership between the State of New York and its independent colleges which provides economically and educationally disadvantaged residents the possibility of a college education. The primary objective of The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is to help provide a broad range of services to the student, who because of academic and economic circumstances, would otherwise be unable to attend college, yet has the potential and desire to obtain a college degree. HEOP is sponsored jointly by the State Education Department and the College. HEOP is funded jointly by participating colleges and the New York State Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program and programming activities are supported, in part, by a grant from the New York State Education Department.
Who is Eligible?
To be eligible for HEOP you must be a resident of New York State for one year, possess a high school diploma, be educationally disadvantaged, be economically disadvantaged and have motivation for college completion.
How Do I Apply?
To apply for admission to a Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), request an application from the institution that you are interested in attending. Using the above map you can search for universities that are close to your home and offer the field of study that you\'re interested in. Currently there are 58 Colleges offering academic and financial assistance programs like HEOP throughout New York State.