To be eligible for the Educational Opportunity Fund Program, a student must have demonstrated that he or she:

  • Is and has been a legal resident of the State of New Jersey for at least 12 consecutive months prior to receiving the grant;
  • Meets the financial aid criteria; (contact EOF office for eligibility scale)
  • Is or will be a full-time student as defined by the institution offering the undergraduate or graduate program of study;
  • Has not demonstrated a sufficient academic preparation to gain admission to an approved institution of higher education under its regular standards of admission (where available);
  • Whose standardized test scores are below the institutional norms;
  • Whose educational background indicates a need for improvement of basic skills;
  • Whose economic background reflects a history of poverty