ELIGIBILITY

General Requirements

  • Be a New York State resident for at least one year prior to enrollment in HEOP
  • Be a high school graduate, have a New York Equivalency diploma (GED) or its equivalent
  • Meet both academic and financial guidelines defined below
  • If transferring, be previously enrolled in an approved opportunity program

Academic Requirements

  • Demonstrate the necessary motivation and potential to successfully complete the program to which you have applied.
  • Have an academic profile that indicates you would be non-admissible under Paul Smith’s College’s regular admissions standards. This includes: high school GPA and academic history.

Economic Requirements

  • Meet the financial guidelines as established by the New York State Education Department. Maximum income guidelines are published every January.
  • The currently-available income guidelines for students entering Paul Smith’s College after July 1, 2016 are listed below.

Select the number of household members to view the household’s Maximum 2015 Income:

$21,978
$29,637
$37,296
$44,955
$52,614
$60,623
$67,951
+$7,696 for each family member in excess of 7 persons
  • Applicants automatically meet financial requirements if one of the following applies during the year used to determine eligibility:
    • Their household receives public assistance
    • They are living with foster parents who provide no support for college and no money is provided by the biological parents
  • Students and families must provide extensive documentation of income. This may include, but is not limited to:
    • Federal Tax returns, W-2 form
    • Social Security form 1099
    • child support verification
    • public assistance documents

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Meet the Team

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Kate Mullen

Director

My role is to maintain and administer the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program grant from New York State. This includes periodic reporting on the program's activities and effectiveness. I am also the academic advisor for juniors and seniors in HEOP.

kmullen@paulsmiths.edu

(518) 327-6482

Pickett Hall 203B

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Amanda Leah Sorrell

Assistant Director/Counselor

Hi! I assist with recruiting students into our amazing Higher Education Opportunity (HEOP) Program; this includes visiting various high school around New York State as well as contacting students who are interested in our program. I am also the academic advisors for our first year and sophomore students. I absolutely love my job. The HEOP program is one big family. Please contact me with any questions.

asorrell@paulsmiths.edu

(518) 327-6481

Pickett Hall 203A