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College benefits available for students who are eligible for free/reduced lunch

August 9, 2016

Paying for college can be a challenge for many families, but students who are eligible for free or reduced meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), have the opportunity to take advantage of some cost-saving programs and initiatives.

Students whose family’s income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition service may be eligible for the following benefits:
- Education Opportunities Program (EOP) offered at SUNY colleges
- Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) offered at private colleges
- Waived registration fee for up to two SATs, with or without the SAT essay
- Waived registration fee for up to two SAT Subject Test administrations
- Waived application fee at select colleges
- Reduced rates for the district’s ‘College in the Classroom’ courses
- Quest Bridge College Prep Scholarship (*restrictions apply – students must be eligible for NSLP and must meet additional academic requirements.)

Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch should contact their guidance counselor and let their counselor know that they are eligible for these opportunities. To make an appointment, drop by the office or call 845-794-8840, extension 10951.