Excelsior Scholarship (Free Tuition Program)
FAQs about the program are available through the Higher Education Services Corporation at SUNY.edu
Become a Tutor
Tutors are undergrad and graduate students who excel in particular courses. Tutors not only help students understand the class material, but they can also assist with time management, study tips, and test taking skills. Students can request to have an assigned tutor or simply come in and work with walk in tutors. Apply to be an EOP tutor.
Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE) Membership
Founded at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE) National Honor Society was formed to recognize the academic achievements of students admitted to colleges and universities through Opportunity Programs. Its purposes are to promote continued high academic standards, foster increased communication among its members, and honor academic excellence. Membership in Chi Alpha Epsilon requires a 3.0 or better for two consecutive semesters, and is offered through Binghamton University’s Gamma Delta chapter. more
EOP Advisory Committee
The purpose of the EOP Advisory Committee is to assist the EOP director in establishing policies and academic guidelines for the program. The committee provides support through advocacy, and serves as a liaison to university faculty. In addition, the committee assists with the development of educational programs, the fostering of introductory courses, and helps in the provision of additional tutorial services.
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Alumni Council
The EOP has been in existence at Binghamton University since 1968 and has an ever-growing
alumni population of over 5,000. An official EOP alumni council was formed in 2015
to provide support to the current students and provide networking opportunities for
EOP alumni and students. Contact our office to learn more about the activities of
the EOP alumni council.
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The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student who has completed a minimum of four semesters, calculated by the number of credit hours earned. First preference is offered to students of African/Latin descent. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and have exceptional service to the University and/or local community. Applicants must also submit letters of support and the service requirement must be verifiable. more
Graduate Tuition Opportunity Program (GTOP)
EOP students interested in attending graduate school should investigate all options of funding. Tuition scholarships are available through the state-funded Graduate Tuition Opportunity Program (GTOP). Eligibility is determined by financial need, academic quality and prior participation in EOP. To find out more information, log on to the links below or contact the Graduate School Office at 607.777.2151. more about GTOP
Or you may write to:
The Graduate School Admissions
Administration Building Room 134
Binghamton, NY 13902
Fee Waiver letter for Graduate School
Eligible Binghamton students can obtain an application fee waiver letter from the Office of Financial Aid and Student Records. This letter can be used for any graduate school that grants waivers. Applicants should note that they may be required to pay upfront and then be reimbursed once the fee waiver has been verified and processed. Students will need to check with each school to find out what the fee waiver process is.
Fee Reduction Waiver for GRE
Senior students planning to take the GRE can obtain a reduction fee waiver application from the Office of Financial Aid and Student Records. If approved, students will only be responsible for the reduced rate of the exam. They will also need to specify the date that they intend to sit for the GRE. The fee waiver will be sent directly to the student.
Please note that Kaplan offers FREE practice graduate school testing each semester at the University. These scores cannot be used for graduate school applications.
Economically Disadvantaged First Professional Study (EDPS)
Limited resources are available for New York State Opportunity Program graduates who are pursuing first professional study programs. Such programs may include: optometry, dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, and law. Interested students should contact the campus graduate office for application instructions.
The Binghamton Enrichment Program (BEP) is designed to prepare pre-freshmen to successfully transition into Binghamton University. To support this process EOP offers summer employment opportunities to individuals interested in assisting these students in building academic skills as they acclimate to the University’s social and cultural environment.
Applications for Peer Counselor positions are available in the fall. Applications for Math and Rhetoric instructors and TA’s are available in the spring. more
EOP Alumni are welcome to plan a reunion with assistance from the Office of Alumni Relations. Events are not restricted by date or location. Events can target new alumni, experienced alumni and even current students.
To start planning an event, alumni will first need to connect using the University's B-Connected and Facebook websites. Once your date and location has be secured, contact the Office of Alumni Relations.
Don't forget to share pictures of your events with EOP!