Students applying to the CSTEP program must be New York State residents pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics or a licensed profession (see below). They must also be enrolled full-time (minimum 12 credits) and meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Historically Underrepresented Group
- African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, or Alaskan Native
- Economically Disadvantaged
- Low-income according to the New York State Education Department Guidelines (see below)
How is "economically disadvantaged" defined by CSTEP?
We are a New York State Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program, so we must follow the income guidelines set forth below:
|New York State Department of Education
CSTEP Income Eligibility Criteria
|# of Household Dependents||Eligible Income|
For a full list of Licensed Professions, please visit the New York State Education Department website.