On Tuesday May 10th, Governor Kathy Hochel announced the expansion of SUNY’s “life changing” Educational Opportunity Program. Four additional SUNY campuses were included during the announcement including TC3. Tompkins Cortland Community College is now a part of the 54 campuses with access to the EOP academic resources, mentorship, and financial aid.
Tompkins Cortland Community College Associate Vice President of Student Affairs & Senior Diversity Officer Seth A. Thompson said,
“We are thrilled to finally be able to offer the Education Opportunity Program at Tompkins Cortland Community College. As a campus, we aim to align the programs we offer with proven models of success, such as EOP. That said, we know EOP will benefit enrolled students and provide value for students who transfer after graduation. Ultimately, EOP allows us to build on the history of our mission to serve all students.”
SUNY expects to grow the program further with an additional increase of $5.2 million in the recently passed FY 2023 State Budget by expanding to additional campuses, opening 1,000 more spots for eligible students, and increasing the financial aid award for every EOP student.