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Educational Opportunity Program



1. New York State resident for 12 months prior to enrollment.

2. First-time, full-time day college student (or a transfer student previously enrolled in a similar opportunity program such as EOP, HEOP, SEEK, and College Discovery); or a readmit student previously enrolled in EOP at Monroe Community College.

3. Show promise of academic achievement but not have demonstrated strong academic success in the past. The MCC Admissions Office will determine if you are academically eligible.

4. Qualify as economically disadvantaged according to the guidelines indicated below (for students entering college on or after July 1, 2017).

EOP Financial Guidelines 2017-2018

For students first entering college on or after July 1, 2017

Household Size
(including head Total Annual Income
of household) Previous 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**

Income guidelines are subject to change.
* Does not include student’s income unless he/she is independent.
** Plus $7,696 for each additional family member in excess of eight.
Priority is given to applicants from historically disadvantaged backgrounds.

EOP support services include:
• 4-week pre-freshman residential summer program (First-time college students entering in Fall semester)

• Ongoing counseling (individual and group)

• Academic advisement

• Educational and career planning

• Financial advisement

• Tutoring Assistance

• Study skills/orientation

• Financial assistance (the amount of assistance is based on need)

• Academic Excellence Seminars

Students interested in applying for the Educational Opportunity Program must submit a Monroe Community College application, as a full-time student, and indicate an interest in EOP.

Applicants will be contacted upon receipt of the MCC Letter of Admissions. Students who meet the academic requirement will receive further information to determine the program eligibility. (Students accepted to Monroe Community College are not automatically accepted to EOP.)

Deadline to Apply*

There are a limited number of openings in EOP. Please start your application process early. Students who have completed all of the application steps will be the first considered for acceptance.

Fall semester – May

Spring semester – December

*Subject to change based on the number of applications received each semester.

Exceptions to Income Guidelines:

The student’s family is a recipient of Family Assistance and Safety Net payments through the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, or through the county Department of Social Services; or Family Day Care payments through 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 support.

The student is a ward of the state or county.