The Arthur 0. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is a collaboration between the New York State Education and
Paul Smith's College (PSC). Our program provides a means for traditionally underserved, low-income students to obtain admission as well as
academic and financial support.
Since 1986 we have played an important part in PSC's commitment to a diverse student body. HEOP addresses the reality that many
students desire to attend college yet might not be able to attend because of limited economic and educational resources. We accept
students from a variety of backgrounds regardless of race, creed, class, gender, sexual preference, or religion.
As an accepted student into PSC HEOP you are required to complete a four-week summer program prior to your freshman year.
During this time, you will be exposed to courses and activities that will ease your transition into life as a college student.
All accepted students are required to attend weekly advising meetings to help navigate any problems that may interfere with academic
work. This may include academic, financial, personal, social and/or career counseling.
In addition to academic support, students receive a generous financial aid package combining State, Federal, and Paul Smith’s College grants and loans.
Inquiries regarding HEOP can be directed to:
The HEOP Office
Pickett Hall 203