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EOP Admissions Information

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is designed to provide access and services to financially disadvantaged students who demonstrate academic potential and desire to earn a college degree.

Admissions Process

Apply using the SUNY Application or Common Application and check "yes" when asked about applying for the EOP program. In addition to the standard freshman application materials, you’ll need to submit the EOP Financial Information Form and complete your 2023-2024 FAFSA application.

All EOP applicants who meet our minimum academic admission requirements will first be accepted into our MERITS program. You will then receive step by step instructions to complete your EOP application.


Financial Documentation

In order to complete your EOP application, you must send us the following documents to the Student Financial Services Office.


Additional documents may be requested later. Documents can be mailed, faxed or scanned & emailed:

SUNY Cobleskill
Student Financial Services
106 Suffolk Circle
Cobleskill, NY 12043


fax: 518-255-5844        phone: 518-255-5623


What happens next?

After your application is reviewed, you will be contacted by an EOP counselor if you qualify for the SUNY Cobleskill EOP program.

Learn more about EOP


Income Guidelines

The table below lists financial eligibility requirements for EOP admission for students entering the 2023-2024 academic year. Any subsequent changes to these guidelines will be posted here. In order to be determined economically disadvantaged, a student's household income must not exceed the amount shown for its size or the student's circumstances must conform to one of the exceptions indicated.

Educational Opportunity Program

Economic Eligibility Guidelines

Academic Year 2023-2024

Household Size
(including head of household)
Total Annual Income in
Previous Calendar Year
1 $25,142
2 $33,874
3 $42,606
4 $51,338
5 $60,070
6 $68,802
7 $77,534
8 $86,266*

*For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $8,732 for each additional person. 


Income Guidelines do not apply if: