Eligibility

Eligibility

Prospective Students
How to Apply:

Admissions into the SEEK program is part of the CUNY admissions process. Applicants must complete the Special Program SEEK and College Discovery section of the CUNY Freshman admissions application online at:  http://www.cuny.edu/apply  

Program Eligibility
To be considered for admissions into the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program, a prospective student must have the following:

To be considered for the SEEK program, applicants must:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • ​Complete the NYS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application
  • ​Be a NYS resident (parent(s) of dependent students must also be residents)
  • ​Document household size and family income from all sources in 2017
     

Some of the benefits SEEK students receive from a financial aid perspective:

  • SEEK students are eligible to receive a maximum of ten (10) semesters of TAP (two extra semesters)
  • SEEK students may receive a grant to pay their CUNY fees. (Currently $115.20/semester)*
  • SEEK students may receive a grant for books and supplies. (Currently $600.00/semester)*
     

Admission to the Percy Ellis SEEK Sutton Program is conditional until the following requirements have been met:

  • Taken the University basic skills assessment test in reading, writing, and mathematics unless you are exempted based on your SAT and/or Regents scores;
  • Provided required documents that prove your economic eligibility for SEEK;
  • Successfully completed the Mandatory SEEK Summer Academy
     

Income Guidelines:

The table below lists financial eligibility requirements for SEEK admission during the 2019–2020 academic year.  To be considered economically disadvantaged, a student must belong to a household that is defined in this table. Tax year 2017 will be used for eligibility.

SEEK Economic Eligibility Guidelines- Academic Year 2018-2019

Persons in family/Household

1
$22,459
2
$30,451
3
$38,443
4
$46,435
5
$54,427
6
$62,419
7
 
8
$70,411
 
78,403
For family units with more
han eight members, add the
following amount for each
additional family menber:     $7,992