Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

Services Provided

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides academic and financial support for students to guide them through the rigors of their college experience. Students in the program will experience:

  • Educational and career development workshops
  • Individual and academic counseling
  • Free and unlimited tutoring services
  • Financial assistance and advisement


To be eligible for admission to EOP, a student must be:

  • A New York State resident for 12 months prior to enrollment
  • Qualify as financially disadvantaged (See table below)
  • Be a first-time, full-time student (no prior college)
  • Have a high school degree with an average between 70-83 percent, or G.E.D.
Academic Year 2018 - 2019
For students first entering college on or after July 1, 2018
Household Size
(including head of household)
Total Annual Income
In 2015 Calendar Year
1 $22,311
2 $30,044
3 $37,777
4 $45,510
5 $53,243
6 $60,976
7 $68,709
8 $76,442*

*Plus $7,696 for each additional family member in excess of eight.

How to Apply

Due to funding constraints and demand, GCC is limited to capping EOP enrollment to 100 students on a first come, first serve basis. Please fill out GCC’s application for admission and check the appropriate box to indicate your interest in EOP. To find out more about the application process, please contact one of the EOP counselors.


Educational Opportunity Program
Student Success Center
P: 585-343-0055 x6441

Dr. Tom Priester
Associate VP for Student Success
Director of  EOP

Terry George
Student Success Coach 

Macy Reyngoudt
Student Success Assistant