BEAM is designed to support students who are underrepresented in STEM careers. Our primary admissions criteria are mathematical (are you ready for BEAM 7?) with priority given to those who come from lower-income families or who wouldn’t otherwise have access to similar programs.

Historically, the median family income for students attending BEAM is $27,000 per year. As a rough guideline, a student from a family of 4 with income above $61,500 would be unlikely to be admitted without other special circumstances. The chart below adjusts that approximate income ceiling for a range of family sizes. 

BEAM does consider extenuating circumstances when making eligibility decisions. Please include this information in the financial eligibility form. 

Please call or email BEAM if you have any further questions about financial eligibility. 

Family SizeAnnual Income Approximate Ceiling
130,150
240,600
351,050
461,500
571,950
682,400
792,850
8103,300
For each additional family member over, add10,450
Family SizeAnnual Income Approximate Ceiling
130,150
240,600
351,050
461,500
571,950
682,400
792,850
8103,300
For each additional family member over, add10,450