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Alfred State

SUNY College of Technology

Educational

Opportunity Program

EOP... Your connection to a rewarding future!

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The EOP Program The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is a state-funded program which provides academic and financial assistance for eligible students who show the potential for success but are not totally prepared for their chosen major. EOP students may take up to six semesters to complete an associate’s degree or up to 10 semesters for a bachelor’s degree. You may be eligible for EOP if you have: Lived in New York State for a minimum of one (1) year and... Earned a high school diploma or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and... Met other academic and financial eligibility requirements as specified in the SUNY (State University of New York) application. Your course work will be paced to enhance your chances for success. You MUST be a full-time student enrolled for at least 12 credit hours each semester. Based on your placement test, you may be required to take courses which do not carry graduation credit. Your first semester schedule might include: Course

Hours per week in class and/or lab

English 3 Math 3 College & Life Skills and/or Academic Literacy 2-5 Social, Physical, and/or Life Science 3-6 AND/OR Major-specific Course(s) 2-6 12-17 Total Hours* *Students pursuing an engineering technology program can expect to be in class/lab for 16-24 hours a week. EOP students are moved into their chosen major after the first year if they have achieved a 2.0 GPA (grade point average) and fulfilled program requirements.

Financial Aid

Many of your major college expenses could be paid by financial aid grants (awards which do not have to be repaid) and/or loans (borrowed money which must be repaid with interest). Your eligibility for funding with be determined after you: File the FAFSA electronically at www.fafsa.gov. List SUNY College of Technology at Alfred on the FAFSA with Federal ID code number 002854. Print and keep a copy of your electronic FAFSA application. Submit the TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) application by going to www.tapweb.org. Keep copies of complete applications and all college correspondence for your files.


You May Qualify For EOP If You Fall Into These Financial Categories: Household Size (including head of household)

Total Annual Income in Previous Calendar Year

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

$20,665 $27,991 $35,317 $42,643 $46,969 $57,295 $64,621 $71,947*

* Plus $7,326 for each additional family member in excess of eight.

Income Guidelines Do Not Apply If... The student’s family is the recipient of Family Assistance or Safety Net payments through the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance; or through a county Department of Social Services; or Family Day Care payments through the 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 such support; The student is a ward of the state or county. Transfer Students: Transfer students are eligible if they have been enrolled in EOP, HEOP (Higher Educational Opportunity Program), SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge), CD (College Discovery) a program similar to EOP, or a college which has traditionally served under-represented, disadvantaged populations. If no EOP or similar program existed at the previous college at the time you attended and you were both academically and economically eligible, you should notify the transfer college so that a determination on EOP eligibility can be made.

Student Life You will be offered a variety of extracurricular choices to broaden your educational experiences and to make your college years memorable ones: ■ A residence hall style best suited to you (unless you commute daily from your home). ■ Intercollegiate athletics contests or intramural sports. ■ A wide selection of lectures, concerts, musical and dramatic productions. ■ Special interest clubs.


Support Services The Educational Opportunity Program has been created with your academic success and personal pride in educational achievement as its primary goals. Individual pacing of course work plus individual advisement are just two of the ways used to achieve these goals. Other support services offered include: Study skills classes Tutoring assistance Ongoing individual advising Academic advising for scheduling and program information Educational and career planning

Application Information For additional information about EOP, contact any admissions or EOP Office at a SUNY campus. Information about SUNY campuses and an electronic application are available online at www.suny.edu. Students applying for EOP consideration must complete the SUNY application for undergraduate admission. For assistance with the completion of the application and counseling, contact the following offices: EOP Office, Hunter Student Development Center (607) 587-4122 or Admissions Office, Huntington Administration Building 1-800-4-ALFRED or (607) 587-4215 A personal interview with an EOP adviser and a campus tour are strongly recommended to help you learn more about EOP and other Alfred State offerings. These can be scheduled through the Admissions Office at the number above. The Office of Student Disability Services, located in the Learning Center on both the Alfred and Wellsville campuses, is a voter registration site.

SUNY College of Technology

Admissions Office • 10 Upper College Drive • Alfred, NY 14802

1-800-4-ALFRED or (607) 587-4215 Email: admissions@alfredstate.edu

www.alfredstate.edu

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Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)