Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) & National Opportunity Program (NOP)
Currently found in over sixty independent colleges and universities, the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) was established by the New York State Legislature in 1969 to assist eligible residents in obtaining higher education at private institutions. HEOP is funded jointly by the University and the New York State Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program and programming activities are supported, in part, by a grant from the New York State Education Department. In 1986, by creating the National Opportunity Program (NOP), Columbia University made a commitment to providing the same kind of academic and financial support to students from all over the United States. In 2006, the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, established a National Opportunity Program. In order to be eligible for HEOP or NOP, students must meet both academic and economic criteria set forth by the State or the University.
Opportunity Programs participants receive the following services:
Full financial aid covering tuition, room, and board;
Academic, personal, career, and financial advisement;
Peer mentoring programs;
Individualized and/or group tutorial services; and
Semester book allowance.