Rutgers logo
Undergraduate Admissions

New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund

Qualifying New Jersey residents can receive special services and financial assistance from Rutgers University.

What is EOF?

The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) provides financial assistance and support services such as counseling, tutoring, and developmental coursework to New Jersey students from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds when they attend participating institutions of higher education in the state of New Jersey.

Am I Eligible?

To participate in one of the different EOF programs at Rutgers, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Demonstrate an educationally and economically disadvantaged background
  • Be a New Jersey resident for at least 12 consecutive months prior to first semester of Rutgers enrollment
  • Apply to Rutgers and meet academic criteria set by the Rutgers school you plan to attend
  • Graduate from high school or receive the equivalent of a high school diploma by the time you register at Rutgers
  • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application (NJAFAA)
  • Your gross income and assets (for independent students) or your family's (for dependent students) must fall within the limits on the following scale:

EOF Eligibility Table 24-25

EOF Benefits

Summer Institute

Start earning college credit while making new friends and discovering what college is really like before it even begins. This program can last up to six weeks.

Academic Success

Take your education further with exclusive access to unique offerings such as tutoring, LSAT/GRE preparation, and specialized seminars.

Student Support

EOF counselors are available to provide both personal and professional guidance at every step, so you'll always have a partners on your college journey.

A group of students works together at a table