Higher Education Opportunity Program

The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is one of the comprehensive academic support services offered by St. Thomas Aquinas College.

This academic support program has an outstanding success and graduation rate for students from low-income families who do not meet the College's traditional admissions standards at time of first entry into the College.

95% of the HEOP students at St. Thomas Aquinas College self identify as African American and/or Latino(a), 100% are first-generation college students, 100% are from poverty-level families as defined by the NYS Office of Budget and Control and, most importantly, 90% have grade point indices over 2.0.

The Higher Education Opportunity Program at St. Thomas Aquinas College is supported by the College and a competitive grant from the New York State Education Department.


Arthur O. Eve HEOP Support Services

Pre-freshman Summer Program at no cost.

  • Supplemental counseling, tutoring and academic support
  • >93%  of program students are in good academic standing
  • >87% graduation rate!


The Fall 2018 STAC Arthur O. Eve HEOP Application Process

Students must complete a College Application and be admitted to the college prior to be considered for the College's HEOP Program. The student must meet the non traditional admissions standard in order to be considered for the College's HEOP Program. For an application fee waiver, please contact the Admissions Office at 845-398-4100.

For Fall 2018 new freshmen applicants students must provide the following financial information.

  • 2018-19 Completed FAFSA Form. This is the Free Application For Federal Student Aid Form).

  • 2016 Federal and 2016 NYS Tax Returns for the person who claims you as a dependent. All tax returns must have signatures.

  • 2016 W-2 income forms for the person or persons who are providing the tax returns.

  • 2016 Other earned income statements (like Social Security statements or any other earned income).

  • 2016 Federal and 2016 NYS Tax Return for the student if you worked in 2016 and filed a tax return. Must be signed.

For additional information, call 845-398-4028 or email academicservices@stac.edu

For directions to campus for a campus visit, please visit this page.

Space is limited, early application is encouraged.


INFORMACIÓN GENERAL DE HEOP

El Programa de Arthur O. Eve Educación Superior de Oportunidades ( HEOP ) es uno de los servicios de apoyo académico integrales ofrecidos por St. Thomas Aquinas College.

Este programa de apoyo académico tiene una tasa excepcional éxito y de graduación de estudiantes de familias de bajos ingresos que no cumplen las normas de admisión tradicionales de la universidad en el momento de la primera entrada en el Colegio.

95% de los estudiantes HEOP en St. Thomas Aquinas College auto identifican como afro americano y /o Latino (a), 100 % son estudiantes universitarios de primera generación, el 100 % son de familias de nivel de pobreza según la definición de la Oficina de Presupuesto del Estado de NY y Control y, lo más importante, el 90 % tienen índices de calificaciones sobre 2.0.

El Programa de Oportunidad de Educación Superior en St. Thomas Aquinas College con el apoyo del Colegio y una subvención competitiva del Departamento de Educación del Estado de Nueva York.

Arthur O. Eve Heop Servicios de Apoyo

Programa de verano Pre-Estudiante de primer año sin costo.

Asesoramiento suplementario, tutoría y apoyo académico

  • > 93 % de los estudiantes del programa se encuentran en buena posición académica
  • > 87 % de tasa de graduación!

Para obtener información adicional , incluyendo un paquete de admisiones, llame 845-398-4028 o por correo electrónico heop@stac.edu.

El espacio es limitado, la aplicación anticipada se recomienda.