Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)

Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)

Experience support, connection, and opportunity as part of the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), which is offered at the New York City campus. Sponsored jointly with the state of New York, Arthur O. Eve HEOP allows New York Institute of Technology to achieve its mission of providing educational opportunity to all qualified students.

We assist students who may have financial and academic hardship and would otherwise be unable to earn a college degree. Depending on your needs and circumstances, we may offer financial assistance for tuition, books, transportation, and some personal expenses. You will also participate in academic and personal counseling, study skills workshops, tutoring, and career counseling.

Application Requirements

Who can apply?

If you have never attended college, you may be eligible for Arthur O. Eve HEOP if you:

  • Have lived in New York state for one year prior to the time of your admission to New York Tech;
  • Have earned or will soon earn a high school diploma or approved equivalent;
  • Meet the income guidelines issued by the New York State Education Department;
  • Have been unable to secure admission to the major of your choice through New York Tech’s regular admission procedures;
  • Demonstrate potential to succeed in college.

If you have previously attended college, you may be eligible for Arthur O. HEOP if you:

  • Have lived in New York state for one year prior to the time of your admission to New York Tech;
  • Have participated in an educational opportunity program such as SEEK/CD or EOP;
  • Earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

How to apply?

  1. Complete the New York Tech Common Application or the Online Application. Follow these steps to apply if you are a first-year or transfer student. First-year students applying for HEOP must plan to start in the fall semester.

  2. Answer “yes” to the question on the application that asks if you would like to be considered for admission to New York Tech’s Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program. Transfer students: indicate the college/university where you were previously enrolled in an opportunity program and return a completed copy of the HEOP Transfer Application to

  3. If you are being considered for the program, you will be contacted by the Arthur O. Eve HEOP office and asked to submit the following documents, in addition to the application materials that need to be sent to the Office of Admissions:

    • Copy of your parent(s)’ income tax forms signed by your parent(s) from the year prior to application, and/or
    • Official letter stating the exact amount of benefits paid during the previous year for each member of your household from social security, social services, veterans benefits, workers’ compensation, unemployment, and child support.

  4. If you are found to potentially be eligible for the program, you will be contacted by an Arthur O. Eve HEOP counselor to schedule an interview. Space is limited. Therefore, you are encouraged to apply early. Acceptance into the programs is not automatic for transfer students coming from HEOP, EOP, or SEEK programs at other schools. If you are a transfer student interested in being accepted into New York Tech’s program and have not yet been contacted by the HEOP office, please contact us.

Your Responsibilities

If you are accepted to Arthur O. Eve HEOP at New York Tech, you will have an outstanding opportunity to take charge of your future. You will take on some important responsibilities, including:

  • Attending a five-week, full-time summer program before you begin your first year at New York Tech. This program focuses on strengthening reading, writing, math, and study skills. The curriculum also includes cultural trips, seminars on social adjustments, and a variety of leadership workshops.
  • Carrying a full-time course load during the fall and spring semesters each year at New York Tech.
  • Regularly attending all classes.
  • Participating in tutoring and group and individual counseling sessions as recommended or assigned.
  • Committing your full attention and dedication to the goals of completing your degree.

Academic Information for Current Students

Changes in your academic schedule and/or academic standing at New York Tech could affect your eligibility for the program. See your counselor in the following situations:

  • Before withdrawing from, dropping, or adding classes;
  • Before registering for the following semester(s);
  • When placed on academic probation;
  • When wishing to change majors; and
  • Before deciding to withdraw from the college.

Connect With Us


Arthur O. Eve HEOP
33 W. 60th St., 3rd Floor
Phone: 212.261.1545