You must meet all of the following five requirements to be eligible for the Educational Opportunity Program:

  • Be a first-time college student or transfer from another EOP, HEOP, SEEK, or equivalent program.
  • Be a resident of New York State for 12 months.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalency (GED) by the time of enrollment at Morrisville.
  • Be unable to be admitted to the college under regular admission guidelines, yet have the potential to successfully complete college-level work.
  • Meet household income requirements.

You will need to fill out the EOP Financial Information Form


Household Income Requirements

Total Annual Income in Prev. Calendar Year*

Educational Opportunity Program 
Economic Eligibility Guidelines 
Academic Year 2017-18

Household Size 
(including head of household)


Total Annual Income in 
2015 Calendar Year
1 $21,978
2 $29,637
3 $37,296
4 $44,955
5 $52,614
6 $60,273
7 $67,951
8 $75,647
For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $7,696 for each additional person.

Income Guidelines Also 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 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.