General Requirements

  • Must be a high school graduate or possess a state-approved equivalency diploma
  • Be a resident of New York State for at least one year prior to applying for HEOP
  • Meet BOTH the academic and financial guidelines defined below

Academic Eligibility

  • Applicants should demonstrate academic potential and motivation for success at the collegiate level
  • Consideration for acceptance will be based your complete academic profile including high school grades, SAT/ACT, and an academic history that would indicate inadmissibility under Daemen College's regular admissions standards
  • Evaluation begins for applicants with a:
    • minimum High School Average/GPA of 74 
    • minimum SAT score of 740

Financial Eligibility

  • Meet the economic criteria established by the New York State Education Department (see chart below) with appropriate documentation
  • Meet one of the following categories with the appropriate documentation:
    • The student is living with foster parents who do not provide support for college, and no financial assistance is provided by the natural parents
    • The student is a ward of the state or county

2020-2021 Opportunity Program Financial Guidelines

Persons In Family/Household NYS Family/Household Income
1 23,107
2 31,284
3 39,461
4 47,638
5 55,815
6 63,992
7 72,169
8 80,346
9 or more add 8,177 for each additional person