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Johnni F. Mahdi
Director of Opportunity Programs

(315) 792-3209

Economic Criteria

Economic Criteria


First Time HEOP & CSTEP Students



Students in lab at UC

(All economic eligibility criteria apply to the calendar year prior to the academic year of first entry to college. For 2009-10, it is the 2008 calendar year.)


A student is considered economically disadvantaged if he or she is a member of:

  • A household supported by one member thereof with a total annual income which does not exceed the applicable amount set forth in the table below

    - or -
     
  • A household supported by solely by one member thereof who works for two or more employers with a total annual income which does not exceed the applicable amount set forth in the following table by more than $2,710

    - or -
     
  • A household supported by more than one worker thereof or a household in which one worker is the sole support of a one-parent family, if the total annual income of such households does not exceed the applicable amount set forth in the table below by more than $5,410
     
Note: For the purposes of this explanation, the number of members of a household shall be determined by ascertaining the number of individuals living in the student's residence who are economically dependent on the income supporting the student. 
 
For students entering college on or after July 1, 2009:

Number of members in
household
(including head of household)
Total annual income in
preceding calendar year
1$15,590
2$21,000
3$26,420
4$31,830
5$37,240
6$42,650
7  $48,060
8$53,470
9$58,880
10$64,290
11$69,700
plus $5,410 for each family
member in excess of 11 persons

Excerpt from Guidelines for Submission of Higher Education Opportunity Program Proposals . The State Education Department, Albany, New York, 12234.