Admissions Requirements and Eligibility

Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)

In order to be eligible for HEOP, applicants must:

  • Reside in New York State and be high school graduates.

  • Demonstrate (through academic records) a need for HEOP support services.

  • Meet economic eligibility criteria set by the New York State Education Department (see below).

  • Complete the First-Year applications for admission and financial aid.

2013-2014 HEOP Economic Eligibility
Household income can be at or below the amounts listed for the number of family members in the below chart.

Size of household

Amount

1 household member:

$21,257

2 household members:

$28,694

3 household members:

$36,131

4 household members:

$43,568

5 household members:

$51,005

6 household members:

$58,442

7 or more household members:

$65,879 plus $7,437 for each additional family member thereafter

 

National Opportunity Program (NOP)

In order to be eligible for NOP, applicants must:

  • Be high school graduates.
  • Demonstrate (through academic records) a need for NOP support services.
  • Complete the First-Year applications for admission and financial aid.

The primary criterion for admission to NOP is academic; there is no residency requirment and Columbia may select applicants for admission to NOP whose income levels exceed the HEOP criteria.

Although many of our NOP students demonstrate significant financial need, Columbia financial aid is determined on a case by case basis and we meet the full demonstrated financial need of all applicants admitted as first-year students. There are no academic, athletic or talent-based institutional scholarships at Columbia as all of our institutional financial aid is need-based.

Students can estimate their eligibility for need-based financial aid by using the Net Price Calculator.

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