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Educational Opportunity Fund


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 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.

To ensure the opportunity to attend university, EOF provides supplemental financial aid to help cover university costs. Undergraduate grants range from $200 to $2,500 per year depending on university costs and financial need. Grants are renewable annually based upon satisfactory academic progress and continued eligibility. To ensure a viable opportunity to succeed and graduate, EOF supports a wide array of campus-based support services such as a summer preparatory program, counseling, tutoring, and workshops.