Admissions & Aid
SEEK (Search for Education Elevation and Knowledge) is the legislatively mandated higher education opportunity program at each of the senior colleges of the City University of New York (CUNY). Begun in 1966, the SEEK Program provides special academic, financial, and counseling assistance to students entering college for the first time. The program is designed to help students succeed in a rigorous college setting in order to advance the course of equality in higher educational opportunity at CUNY.
All SEEK students must demonstrate and document financial need prior to entrance into the program. The SEEK Program awards financial assistance to economically eligible students to help with such expenses as transportation, books. and college fees.
All SEEK students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to apply for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and Pell. Students may qualify for other financial aid programs such as Federal Work-Study (FWS) and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG). SEEK students may be eligible for 10 semesters of TAP assistance.
For admission into the SEEK program, prospective students must have:
Students must complete a Brooklyn College/CUNY application form. In addition, each applicant to the SEEK Program must complete the SEEK section of the application.
Students transferring from SEEK, HEOP, or EOP must submit a completed Special Programs Transfer Request Form (PDF) along with the current year’s SAR (Student Aid Report).