Educational Development Program

The Educational Development Program (EDP), known statewide as the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), is an academic and financial support services program administered by the State University of New York. It is designed to provide a college education for talented students who have not had an opportunity to realize their academic potential. EDP serves students from diverse backgrounds with priority for admission given to the “historically disadvantaged.”

In addition to support at the undergraduate level, EDP graduates can apply for a waiver of tuition for full-time graduate study upon acceptance at any SUNY college or university.

The Educational Development Program is a comprehensive, academically oriented program offering supportive services in three areas:

  1. Academic Support
    1. Freshman Seminar course
    2. Tutorial assistance
    3. Supplemental instruction
  2. Counseling Services
    1. Academic advisement
    2. Individual and group
    3. Career
    4. Personal and social
    5. Peer advising
  3. Financial Assistance
    1. Financial aid for qualified students
    2. Financial planning

Scholarships and awards are given to program students who excel academically and are involved in leadership and community service are: Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society, the Arthur O. Eve Scholarship, the Director's Award, the Gregory Antonio Fund Award, and the Ralph Wilson, Jr. EDP Book Award.

Students interested in the program should look for the EDP home page at or email