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Frequently Asked Questions

Does EOP pay tuition and housing cost?

No, the EOP Supplemental Grant is for college related expenses such as books and supplies.

How do I apply for the Educational Opportunity Program?

Check the appropriate box on the MCC application or email the EOP office.

How do I know if I am eligible for EOP?

Check the appropriate box on the EOP application or contact the EOP Office at

Refer to the eligibility page for information regarding:

When do I need to have my application submitted by?

Deadlines for EOP Admissions are May for fall semester and December for spring semester (readmits and transfers). Admissions deadlines are subject to change depending upon the number of applications received each semester. Students accepted to Monroe Community College are not automatically accepted into EOP. Priority is given to students who are from historically disadvantaged backgrounds.

I am not a first-time college student. Am I eligible to apply for EOP at MCC?

No, EOP is only for a New York State Resident who is a first-time college student or a transferring student who participated in EOP or HEOP at their previous college or university or a readmit student who previously participated in EOP at MCC. For additional information, please refer to the EOP eligibility page.

I am transferring to MCC from another college. Am I eligible for EOP at MCC?

You are only eligible if you were an EOP or HEOP student at your previous college or university.

Is EOP a financial aid program?

No, the EOP Supplemental Grant is based on need and program participation.

What services are offered through EOP?

Services offered through EOP are a 4-5 week pre-freshman summer program, tutorial program, counseling, and a variety of workshops.

Where can I get more information about the Educational Opportunity Program?

Email the EOP Office or call (585) 292-2028.