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The Educational Opportunity Fund Program contributes to the development of low-income students who exhibit the potential for success.

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The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund was created by law in 1968 to ensure meaningful access to higher education for those who come from backgrounds of economic and educational disadvantage. The Fund assists low-income New Jersey residents who are capable and motivated but lack adequate preparation for college study. The Fund is distinctive in the comprehensiveness of its approach. To ensure the opportunity to attend college, the Fund provides supplemental financial aid to help cover college costs (such as books, fees, room and board) that are not covered by the state's Tuition Aid Grant program. To ensure a viable opportunity to succeed and graduate, the Fund supports a wide array of campus-based outreach and support services at 28 public and 13 independent institutions.

The Fund is governed by a Board of Directors, which is appointed by the Governor. The Board sets policy, approves all necessary regulations for program operation and student eligibility, develops the annual budget request for the statewide program, and supports EOF programs at public and independent colleges and universities.

 

Educational Opportunity Fund F.A.Q.

EOF State Mission
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The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund contributes to the development of a college-educated public that reflects the diversity of New Jersey. In partnership with New Jersey colleges and universities, the Fund provides access to higher education and support for highly motivated students who exhibit the potential for success, but who come from families/communities disadvantaged by low income and the lack of access to the quality educational preparation necessary to attend college. EOF supports innovative educational initiatives, supplemental instruction, support services, and leadership development activities to improve the student's chance of academic success. In concert with other sources of student financial assistance, the Fund also attempts to make college affordable for those students who find the costs of higher education an impediment to access and student persistence. (New Jersey Administrative Code, Title 9A: Higher Education, Chapter 11)

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Rutgers Newark EOF Mission
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The Educational Opportunity Fund Program at Rutgers University–Newark, aligning with the campus-based mission and diversity, contributes to the development of low-income and highly motivated students who exhibit the potential for success yet lack access to the quality educational preparation necessary to attend a research university.

EOF supports: creative initiatives, support services, supplemental instruction, and leadership development activities to ensure students’ academic success. In collaboration with other funding sources, the program also assists in making college affordable for EOF students who find the costs of higher education an impediment to access and their persistence.

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Useful Links and Forms
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EOF History History of the Educational Opportunity Fund Program
EOF Eligibility Scale Eligibility Requirements for the Educational Opportunity Fund Program
EOF Student Handbook  
Admissions Information and Application  
EOF Transfer Application For students transferring into Rutgers University-Newark with prior EOF
EOF School to School Transfer Application  For students transferring within Rutgers University with prior EOF
EOF Questionnaire Students who have never received EOF
EOF Transfer Form For students transferring to another EOF Program/school/campus
EOF Re-Enrollment Form  
EOF Part-time Funding Form  
EOF Graduate Grant Contact Information Graduate School EOF  Students enrolled in a graduate program at Rutgers University, should contact.....{see link to the left}
Student Support Services (SSS) Application Application for the Student Support Services Program at Rutgers University-Newark

 

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Key Contacts

Yvette Porter White

Administrative Assistant
Phone: (973) 353 3577 | Fax: (973) 353 5700
Bradley Hallroom 134
110 Warren StreetNewarkNew Jersey07102

Ask me about the Educational Opportunity Fund Program!