To qualify for HEOP, applicants must be New York State residents, and meet academic and financial criteria; the HEOP program provides broad and varied educational and social experiences to capable students who, due to academic and financial limitations, would otherwise not have an opportunity to attend college. However, SAT and ACT scores are required for HEOP applicants and the application deadline is February 1st. *Please note that other factors are also taken into consideration.
Whether an applicant is considered financially limited is determined on the basis of income guidelines issued by the New York State Education Department. These guidelines are based on family income and the number of people in the household.
Applicants are required to provide, in advance of acceptance, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) along with a copy of their 1040 income tax form and documentation of all nontaxable income to verify their financial eligibility.
Eligibility for students first entering college between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019
|Number of Members in Household
(Including Head of Household)
|Total Annual Income in
Preceding Calendar Year
Add $7,733 for each family member in excess of 7.
In order for an applicant to be eligible for HEOP, his or her family income must not exceed the guidelines listed in the chart. These income guidelines may be raised by $7,067 if the household is supported by two workers or if one person is the sole supporter of a one-parent family.
Please note that for freshmen applicants, a maximum of 15 transfer credits can be accepted, and students who have earned a prior degree are not eligible for HEOP.
HEOP Transfer Students
To transfer into HEOP at Le Moyne, students must:
- Have been in an opportunity program (HEOP, EOP, SEEK, etc.) at their previous institution.
- Status verification is required before final acceptance into Le Moyne's program.
- Complete the regular Le Moyne transfer application.
Transfer students should submit completed applications by August 1. However, it is recommended that students apply earlier than August 1, as there are limited spaces available to transfer students.
Information about the transfer admission process.