Educational Opportunity Fund Grant
The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) is one of the nation’s most comprehensive and successful state-supported efforts to provide access to higher education for economically and educationally disadvantaged students. EOF grants assist low-income residents who are capable and motivated but lack adequate preparation for college study. EOF supports a wide array of campus-based outreach and support services to help program participants succeed and graduate.
Students enrolled in the EOF program receive financial assistance through annual grants ranging from $200 to $2,500. The amount of the grant varies depending upon financial need, cost of attendance and available funding. Awards are renewable annually based on continued eligibility.
- Be a permanent resident of New Jersey for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to enrollment
- Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen
- Demonstrate financial need
- Household income cannot exceed established guidelines
- Be registered with Selective Service (if required)
- Be enrolled at a participating NJ college or university
- Be enrolled full-time
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress
- Not have a baccalaureate degree or an associate degree if enrolled at a two-year college
- Not have received the maximum number of grant payments allowable
- Not be in default on a Federal or State student loan
- Not owe a refund on a Federal or State student grant
- Not be enrolled in a program leading to a degree in theology or divinity
How Do I Apply
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before the New Jersey State deadlines in order to be considered for both Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) and EOF funds
- To apply for EOF only, students must file a FAFSA by October 1st of the academic year for which aid is requested.
- Applicants should contact the campus EOF Director to apply for admission to the program.
If you are a partner to a civil union or your parents are in a civil union, you may provide additional information using the Civil Union Worksheet. If you are independent, you should complete the 2013-14 Independent Student Civil Union Worksheet. If you are dependent, your parents should complete the 2013-14 Dependent Student Civil Union Worksheet.
Students must attend a participating college or university. Please click on the link here to view the List of Participating Colleges and Universities.
EOF Participating Colleges and Universities
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