Eligibility Requirements

How Do I Know If I Qualify?


You are eligible to participate in COPE if you are currently receiving Family Assistance or Safety Net assistance or if you fall within the Federal Poverty Level.  See chart below for income guidelines.*



  • have a High School Diploma/GED and

  • intend to apply to a CUNY college.

*See Income-Based Eligibility Guidelines to help determine if you fall within the Federal Poverty Level.

College Policy for Family Assistance Recipients and Safety-Net Single Adult Recipients

Contact Us

CUNY COPE & P.O.I.S.E.D Offices
555 West 57th Street, 11th and 13th Floors
New York, New York, 10019