New York State resident students in grades 7 to 12 must meet one of two eligibility criteria to be considered for the Fordham Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP).
- Belong to a minority group underrepresented in scientific, technical, health-related and licensed professions.
- The state of New York has designated Black/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinxs, Native American Indians, and Alaskan Natives as members of such groups.
- Meet the income eligilibility requirements established by the state of New York if the applicant student is not a member of an underrepresented minority group.
- The gross family income limits for applicants who do not belong to an underrepresented minority group are listed in this income eligibility table.