To be eligible for CSTEP, you must:


  1. Be a New York State Resident
  2. Be a member of the underrepresented target populations (African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American/American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander) OR Be economically disadvantaged.  For income eligibility guidelines, please see below. (Income documentation must be provided).
  3. Numbers of Members in Household
    (including Head of Household)
                   Total annual income in
                   preceding calendar year
                               1                            $21,590
                               2                            $29,101
                               3                            $36,612
                               4                            $44,123
                               5                            $51,634
                               6                            $59,145
                        7 or more                            $66,656
    Plus $7,511 for each family member in excess of 7
  4. Be enrolled full time in a CSTEP approved program at MCC
  5. Have or maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50
  6. Commit to fully participate in CSTEP events and activities.