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Educational Opportunity Fund

What is EOF?

The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund was created in 1968 to ensure meaningful access to higher education for those who come from backgrounds of economic and educational disadvantage. The EOF program is dedicated to empowering each student so they can thrive throughout their University years and beyond. 

The Fund assists low-income New Jersey residents who are capable and motivated but lack adequate preparation for university study. EOF is distinctive in the comprehensiveness of its approach.

Financial Assistance 

Undergraduate grants range from $200 to $2,500 per year depending on college cost and financial need. EOF grants are renewable each year based upon satisfactory academic progress and continued eligibility.

Academic Assistance

EOF scholars are supported academically through a wide array of campus-based support services including counseling, tutoring, meetings and workshops. All incoming freshmen in the EOF Scholars Program must complete the Summer Program before registering for the fall semester.

To qualify for the EOF Scholars program you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Be a New Jersey resident for at least one year
  • Have a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate
  • Take the SAT or ACT
  • Demonstrate academic need
  • Meet income eligibility guidelines set by the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education

EOF Income Eligibility Scale 2018-2019
 

Household Size        Gross Income Not to Exceed            

            1                      $24,120
            2                      $32,480
            3                      $40,840
            4                      $49,200
            5                      $57,560
            6                      $65,920
            7                      $74,280
            8                      $82,640

For each additional member of the household add $8,320

*Pending State Approval/subject to change