To be eligible for SEEK at CSI, you must:

  • Be a legal resident of New York State for at least one year prior to entering college
  • Be a high school graduate or recipient of a state-approved equivalency diploma
  • Be a first-time freshman — or be a transfer from SEEK or College Discovery at another CUNY college, or have been previously enrolled in an HEOP or EOP program (private colleges and state college opportunity programs, respectively)
  • Be accepted, at the time of admission, for CSI’s Associate degree programs, but not for the general baccalaureate; however, students who demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing and math may be eligible for the baccalaureate level through SEEK
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at and the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) applications
  • All applicants to the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK program must meet the economic criteria listed below established by NYS guidelines.

    NYS Income Guidelines

    Number in Household Maximum 2018 income
    1 $23,107
    2 $31,284
    3 $39,461
    4 $47,638
    5 $55,815
    6 $63,992
    7 $72,169
    8 $80,346

    For each additional household member in excess of 8, add $8,177.