CSTEP LSAMP Application Form


Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation




CSTEP/LSAMP Additional Documentation Checklist

Have you supplied us with a copy of your financial information?

Financial documentation is required for those students who are not historically under-represented (e.g., Asian and/or Caucasian). To see if you qualify financially, please refer to the Income Guidelines below. Proof of income must be submitted to the CSTEP office before this application can be considered. This can be a copy of last year’s tax return, a Public Assistance letter, etc.

Have you supplied us with a copy of your Green Card?

If you are a non-citizen, permanent resident of the United States, as proof of that status, you have been granted a permanent resident card, commonly called a "Green Card." We need a copy of this to verify your residency status. An I-94 document is not proof of permanent residency status and does not fulfill the requirement documentation.

CSTEP Income Guidelines

The table below lists financial eligibility requirements for CSTEP admission. Any subsequent changes to these guidelines will be posted in our office. In order to be determined economically disadvantaged, a student’s household income must not exceed the amount shown for its size or the student’s circumstances must conform to one of the exceptions indicated.

Household Size
(including head of household)


Total Annual Income in
Previous Calendar Year

$53, 243
* Add $7,733 for each additional family member in excess of eight.

Income guidelines do not apply if:

  • The student’s family is the recipient of Family Assistance or Safety Net payments through the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance; or through a county Department of Social Services; or Family Day Care payments through the New York State Office of Children and Family Assistance;
  • The student lives with foster parents who do not provide support for college and the student’s natural parents provide no such support;
  • The student is a ward of the state or county.

Applicant Information