Trocaire Opportunity Program | TOP | HEOP

The primary objective of The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), or Trocaire Opportunity Program (TOP), is to help provide a broad range of services to promising, underprivileged students a college degree. TOP is sponsored jointly by the State Education Department and Trocaire College.

The eligible TOP student receives a full-need financial aid package including TAP and PELL. Additional grants and stipends are available to all TOP students. Necessary support services are provided to the TOP student to successfully complete an Associate or Bachelor’s degree.

General Requirements:

  • High school diploma or state-approved equivalency diploma
  • Resident of New York State for at least one year prior to enrollment
  • First-time college student. Age is not a factor
  • Meet BOTH academic and economic guidelines as defined in the following sections

Academic Eligibility

  • Applicants should demonstrate academic potential and motivation for success at the collegiate level
  • Consideration for acceptance will be based on your complete academic profile including high school grades and academic history that would indicate inadmissibility under Trocaire’s regular admissions standards

Financial Eligibility

  • To be considered, the applicant must meet the economic criteria established by the New York State Education Department
  • All income must be verified by appropriate documentation

Please call the TOP Office/Trocaire College at 716.827.2440

TOP Application Process:

TOP/HEOP Application

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1Contact Info
2Personal Info
3Educational Background
4Financial Information

Contact Information

Joanne Warren Director | Palisano Learning Center and TOP |