Financial Eligibility for HEOP is determined by the HEOP Director and the Director of Financial Aid. New York State Guidelines are as follows:

2016-2017 HEOP Income Guidelines

(Please note that these guidelines maybe updated by the NY State Education Dept. with an increase for each of the income levels!)

For students first entering college between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017:

Number in Household Total Annual Income
1 $21,978
2 $29,637
3 $37,296
4 $44,955
5 $52,614
6 $60,273



For each additional person, add





For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $7,696 for each additional person.

Financial requirements are automatically met if:

  • The student’s family receives public assistance.
  • The student is living with foster parents who are not required to provide support for college, and money isn’t provided by their natural parents.
  • The student is a ward of the state or court.

For pre-eligibility determination, fill out the HEOP Eligibility Worksheet. Mail the worksheet to the address listed on the form. The form may also be scanned and emailed to [email protected].