Educational Opportunity Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What services are offered through EOP?

A: The services offered include:

  • Pre-freshman Summer Program: A three-week orientation program introducing students to the college, to EOP, and to the support services available to help students reach their educational and career goals.
  • Tutoring program: Professional tutors to help students in academic coursework at no cost to EOP student.
  • Individual and academic counseling: EOP counselors are available to assist the student in identifying interests, abilities, and expectations, and to help students plan and reach their degree and transfer goals.
  • Financial Assistance: A direct aid grant to eligible EOP students based on need for books and educationally related expenses.
  • EOP/HEOP Transfer: Eligibility for transfer as an undergraduate to participating New York State colleges and universities as an (H)EOP student.
  • Graduate Waiver Tuition: Graduate Opportunity Program Tuition Waiver for EOP, HEOP, and SEEK program graduates. Acceptance into the program is determined at the campus to which the student has applied and depends, in part, on the number of scholarships allocated to that campus. The graduate tuition scholarship will provide students with financial support to cover tuition at a participating SUNY Graduate and Professional school where they qualify for admission.
  • Extended TAP: Up to 10 semesters of TAP (New York State Tuition Assistance Program ) based on need.

Q: Is EOP a financial aid program?

A: Not primarily. Although most students who receive EOP support do receive an additional direct aid grant, other support services from EOP are emphasized.

Q: Does EOP pay tuition and housing costs?

A: No. The EOP direct aid grant that students receive may be used for books and supplies or living expenses, but may not be used for tuition. Housing costs typically total far more than EOP direct aid. Other grants and loans are required to meet these expenses. It is also not possible for EOP to apply aid to housing deposits or application fees, which are due before excess financial aid comes to the student.

Q: Where can I find more information about financial aid?

A:There is comprehensive information at

Q: What else should I know about financial planning?

A: If you apply or participate in EOP, you should plan carefully for the financial aspect of college life. We strongly encourage you to meet with EOP staff or arrange a time to speak with us on the phone. We can discuss your financial aid award, college costs, and how to budget for your attendance at FLCC.

Q: What kind of income documentation may be needed for EOP admission?

A: EOP applicants are required to provide the Financial Aid Office with documentation of family income to verify economic eligibility for admission to the program. We must receive proof of all income, including non-taxable income, such as Social Services, Social Security or SSI, Worker's Compensation, or Child Support. All income documents must state the total received for the year.