Higher Education Opportunity Program

Excel Program

What is Excel?

Nazareth College designed this program to facilitate access to Nazareth for underrepresented students whose academics would qualify them for HEOP, but who have not lived in New York state for at least one year and/or whose family income is too high to meet the HEOP program's criteria.

Admission to Excel

Complete the regular college application for admission. If you meet the criteria for Excel, you will automatically be considered for the program. Also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Feb. 1.

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Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Feb. 1. The FAFSA code for the college is 002779.

Excel students receive a financial aid package based on their expected family contribution (as defined by federal financial aid formulas) and the cost of attendance at Nazareth College. Nazareth College may provide supplemental financial assistance to eligible Excel students. For these programs to best meet your family's needs, we encourage early completion of the financial aid process.

Demitri Payne

Demitri Payne '18

"Since being here I’ve made new friends and met great professors who love their jobs at heart; which made their classes and the learning interesting.  I can’t wait to start my journey as a Golden Flyer."

Theatre major from Bronx, NY