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Eligibility

To be eligible for CSTEP, you must:

  • Be a New York State Resident
  • 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 the table below. (Income documentation must be provided).
  • Be enrolled full time in a CSTEP approved program at MCC
  • Have or maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50
  • Commit to fully participate in CSTEP events and activities.

Income Eligibility Guidelines

Numbers of Members in Household (including Head of Household) Numbers of Members in Household (including Head of Household)
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)