Applicants to the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) must qualify as a migrant or seasonal/temporary farm worker, meet the residency qualifications, and meet the academic qualifications, described below.

Migrant or Seasonal/Temporary Farm Work Qualifications

The applicant or an immediate family member must meet qualifications for migrant or seasonal/temporary farm work:

  • the applicant or a member of their immediate family must have been employed in agriculture, on a temporary or seasonal basis, during the past 2 years (24 months); or
  • the applicant must have participated in a Title I, Migrant Education Program. If the applicant participated in a Migrant Education program in the past, they must be able to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or similar documentation from a Migrant Education Tutoring Service Program (METS).

Residency Qualifications

  • CAMP can only accept students who are US Citizens or have Permanent Residency.
  • CAMP is NOT ALLOWED to accept undocumented or DACA students due to federal funding.
  • If a permanent resident, the applicant must show proof of having a current permanent residency card (a copy is needed when applying for files).

If the applicant lives in the USA, they can receive our federal scholarship. If the applicant has lived in New York State for at least one year before acceptance into college, establishing residency in the state for the purposes of financial aid, they can qualify for other state funds that could further reduce the cost of college.

Academic Qualifications

Prior to being considered into acceptance of the CAMP program, the applicant will be, or has been:

  • a graduate from high school, receiving a High School Regents Diploma; or
  • receiving a High School Equivalency Diploma (GED /TASC).

The following are the GPA with SAT or ACT scores, as well as the necessary GED/TASC score needed to apply:

  • the applicant must have a minimum high school GPA of 78 or higher, or a score of 2500 or higher on the GED (contact CAMP if you scored lower on the GED);
  • the applicant is required to have a combined critical reading and math score of 800 or higher on the SAT or a composite score of 16 or higher on the ACT (GED students are exempt from the SAT and ACT).

Students do not have to be historically disadvantaged or low-income to qualify. However, preference is given to students from these backgrounds. Students with higher grades and/or incomes may still qualify; each student is evaluated individually by an admissions committee and personal circumstances are taken into consideration. Please request more information via email at camp@oneonta.edu or apply to camp.


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SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: 607.436.3059
Fax: 607.436.2288

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