Frequently Asked Questions

Does EOP pay tuition and housing cost?
No, the EOP Supplemental Aid is for college related expenses such as books and supplies.

How do I apply for the Educational Opportunity Program?
Indicate your interest on the MCC application or email the EOP office.

How do I know if I am an independent student?
An independent student is one of the following: at least 24 years old, married, a veteran, a member of the armed forces, an orphan, a ward of the court, or someone with legal dependents other than a spouse, an emancipated minor or someone who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Dependent vs. Independent

How do I know if I am eligible for EOP?
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. 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, HEOP or SEEK 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, HEOP or SEEK student at your previous college or university.

Is EOP a financial aid program?
No, EOP is a program that ensures access, academic support and supplemental aid to make higher education possible for students with the potential to succeed.

What services are offered through EOP?
Services offered through EOP are a 2-4 week pre-freshman bridge 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.