- Must be a resident of New York State for at least one year prior to enrollment in HEOP.
- Must be a high school graduate or have a New York Equivalency diploma (G.E.D.).
- Meet both academic and economic guidelines.
A student's academic profile, including high school grades, college board scores and academic history should indicate that he/she would not be admissible under St. Bonaventure University's regular admissions standards, but demonstrate the student's potential for success at the university level.
A student must meet the Financial Guidelines established by the New York State Education Department, with appropriate support documentation.
What are the financial requirements for first-time students entering in 2012?
Economic guidelines can be found here.
The economic guidelines mandated by the State Education Department of New York are set up according to the number of people in the household. Adjustments are made for families with two workers, one-parent families, and families with unusual and extenuating circumstances. Students must be New York state residents and meet other eligibility guidelines. Please contact the HEOP office at 1-800-462-5050 or HEOP@sbu.edu for further information.
Students and families must be able to provide extensive documentation of their income including, but not limited to, copies of: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); parents’ and student's 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ, and W-2 forms; Social Services Documentation; Social Security form 1099; and verification of child support. All must be signed by appropriate persons and include the total amount of income received in 2011.