Student Access and Achievement Programs

Higher Education Opportunity Program

Arthur O. Eve HEOP is for motivated New York state students who, because of academic and economic circumstances, would otherwise be unable to attend post-secondary educational institutions.

By implementing high-impact support services, Nazareth develops our students into conscious, critical thinkers prepared for post-graduate and career opportunities. Read about our support services.


Freshmen and Transfer Requirements
Income Guidelines

How to Apply

Students Apply by March 15
Application Review
Financial Aid


What paperwork do I need to submit to be considered?
Can I apply early decision?
As a student who identifies as a minority, do I automatically qualify for HEOP admission?
I didn't know about HEOP when I started college. Can I apply now?
Will HEOP pay for everything I need?
How many college/AP credits can I transfer in as an HEOP freshman?
After enrolling in HEOP, what are my responsibilities to remain eligible?
HEOP history?
Khalil Williams, HEOP student

Khalil Williams '18

Majors: Business management and legal studies

"HEOP has given me the opportunity to attend a distinguished college while providing me the much-needed support to succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. The counselors and staff in HEOP have motivated me daily to challenge and apply myself rigorously, and most importantly, gave me the confidence that graduating college is attainable. The program goes above and beyond to ensure that the needs of students are met and for that, I am grateful."

He went on to University at Buffalo School of Law and in his first year was selected for a 10-week summer position at Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP law firm in Philadelphia.