ASOP and EOP Programs

Alfred State Opportunity Program (ASOP) and Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

Alfred State is pleased to offer ASOP and EOP to qualified students.

Both programs offer an opportunity for higher education to high school graduates or to holders of high school equivalency diplomas who do not meet specified program requirements but who show the potential for college success.

Each program has been designed with academic success and educational achievement as primary goals.

EOP and ASOP are not available for all majors. Academic eligibility is determined through the Admissions process. 

All students who apply for EOP and meet the academic guidelines are initially accepted into Alfred State Opportunity Program until a determination can be made regarding financial eligibility for EOP. Students accepted through ASOP, who also meet the financial guidelines for EOP, will be accepted into EOP on a space-available basis.

Students who did not apply for EOP and are accepted through ASOP may ask to be considered for EOP if they feel they meet the following financial criteria:

Income Guidelines

The table below lists financial eligibility requirements for EOP admission for students entering the 2024-2025 academic year.

Household Size
(including head of household)
Total Annual Income in
Previous Calendar Year
1 $26,973
2 $36,482
3 $45,991
4 $55,550
5 $65,009
6 $74,518
7 $84,027
8 $93,536*
*Plus $9,509 for each additional household/family member in excess of eight.

Exceptions to Income Guidelines*:

*with proper documentation provided by the student
  • The student's family is the recipient of Family Assistance or Safety Net payments through the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance; or through a county Department of Social Services; or Family Day Care payments through the New York State Office of Children and Family Assistance;
  • The student lives with foster parents who do not provide support for college and the student's natural parents provide no such support;
  • The student is a ward of the state or county.

To see more SUNY regulations for EOP please visit the SUNY EOP website.

Learn More About ASOP and EOP

Click on the links below for additional information regarding the Alfred State Opportunity Program (ASOP) and the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP).