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Application Process

Can I join the program?

You are eligible for the College Discovery Program if you:

  1. Are entering college for the first time as an incoming freshman for the Fall semester
  2. Have been a New York City resident for at least a year before entering college
  3. Are a high school graduate or have a GED
  4. Are academically qualified
  5. Have a gross family income that meets the New York State guidelines (see chart).
    OR
    Are a transfer student who was enrolled in a similar program (HEOP, EOP, SEEK, CD) at your previous school.

College Discovery Program
NYS Income Guidelines
2022-2023 Academic Year

Number in Household

Maximum 2020 Income

1

$23,828

2

$32,227

3

$40,626

4

$49,025

5

$57,424

6

$65,823

7

$74,222

8

$82,621

Steps to Apply

    1. Complete the Special Programs (SEEK and College Discovery) section of the CUNY Freshman Admission Application on-line at www.cuny.edu/apply
    2. Complete the Financial Aid Student Application (FAFSA): https://fafsa.ed.gov/
    3. Complete the TAP Award Application here: TAP Application page
    4. You MUST attend an Enrollment Information Session to complete your application to the College Discovery Program. Click here or call 718-368-5520 to schedule an appointment.
    5. At the information session you will:
      1. Complete a College Discovery Program application form;
      2. Provide documentation of financial circumstances.
    6. When you attend your enrollment information session bring the following documents (whichever apply to the family) to be determined financially eligible:
      • Student U.S Passport or Birth Certificate
      • Student Alien Registration Card if born outside the U.S
      • Student Social Security Card
      • 2020 Parents Federal Tax Returns
      • 2020 Student Federal Tax Returns if applies
      • Parents and/or student 2020 W-2 Forms
      • Parent 2020 Social Security Benefits Letter if applicable
      • Parent 2020 Public Assistance Benefits Letter if applicable


      If none of the above

      • Show proof of Income that supported the family in 2020.

Students transferring from HEOP, EOP, or SEEK must deliver or fax a Special Programs Transfer request form to the College Discovery Office in L-516, fax number: (718)368-5997.

 

 

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