The EOF Program provides an opportunity for New Jersey students from families or communities disadvantaged by low income and lack of access to quality education, to participate in the state's Higher Education programs.  Rutgers-Newark EOF Offices work in conjunction with the NJ Higher Education Student Assistance Authority and various departments on campus to administer the program.

For students that demonstrate academic potential, EOF maximizes educational opportunities by providing academic and student support services designed to take a student from pre-admission to graduation, and beyond.  The programs sponsor innovative educational initiatives, supplemental tutoring, support services and counseling, and leadership development to improve students’ chances of academic success.

In addition to any federal, state, or university aid for which the student may qualify, EOF participants have access to an additional award to assist with college costs: the NJ EOF grant.

Application and Eligibility Requirements

Undergraduate first time, first year students must meet qualifications and deadlines for admission into the EOF program.  Eligible students must:

Undergraduate transfer students must also meet Admissions and EOF program guidelines.  Please visit the appropriate website for the college of your choice to get details on transfer EOF requirements within that college.  Note: Students who are already enrolled in an EOF program at another college are not guaranteed enrollment into the Rutgers’ EOF program.

Graduate first time, first year students who have no EOF history at Rutgers must meet financial eligibility criteria to be admitted into the EOF program.  Please contact Albert Budet to find out how to apply for Graduate EOF.

Graduate students who were once EOF undergraduates at Rutgers must contact Melvin Brown, Director of Financial Aid,  Newark Campus, regarding graduate EOF eligibility.

EOF Contact Information:

Newark College of Arts & Sciences University College, and RBS EOF Program
Phone: 1-973-353-3574

Newark College of Nursing EOF Program
  Phone: 1-973-353-5326

NJ Commission on Higher Education: EOF Eligibility Guidelines
  Phone: 1-609-984-2709


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