Find quick answers to your frequently asked questions about the Higher Education Opportunity Program at D'Youville.
There are approximately 15 spaces available for incoming first year in college students and there may also be 1-2 spaces available for transfer students each year.
No. You have to be in the EOP/HEOP program from the very beginning of your academic journey at the college level. If you begin college as a regularly admitted student, you are no longer eligible for HEOP.
Applying to HEOP
Yes. Our HEOP admissions team will learn more about you during your mandatory interview for HEOP.
You will receive an acceptance letter from the HEOP office confirming your acceptance and outlining the next steps to take.
Possibly. However, if you receive outside scholarship funding, you can lower or eliminate your loan amount.
Five years, however, students can graduate in less than five years.
Yes, however, we encourage students to purchase textbooks online if possible as they are often less expensive.
Not if the student's EFC (estimated family contribution), which is determined by the FAFSA form, remains at "0" or is low. If your parents' income dramatically increases once you have become an HEOP student, and as a result your EFC increases, this may affect your status as an HEOP student, and/or require you to increase your loans and/or have your family contribute to tuition.