Eligibility Requirements

Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)

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The Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program gives New Jersey students who have the motivation and potential to succeed in college but who are educationally and financially disadvantaged an opportunity to attend college. EOF is a special admissions program for students meeting certain financial and academic requirements.

  • Demonstrate an educationally and economically disadvantaged background
  • Be a New Jersey resident 12 consecutive months prior to receiving the award
  • Apply and be accepted to a participating New Jersey college or university, such as Stockton University
  • Meet the academic criteria as set by the institution of choice
  • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application. StocktonUniversity’s FAFSA code is 009345.
  • Be seeking full-time admission
  • Have the ability to attend a five-week, residential summer program that focuses on academic preparedness, interpersonal skills, and leadership development.
  • Gross income and assets must fall within the criteria shown below

    Source: https://www.nj.gov/highereducation/EOF/EOF_Eligibility.shtml

 

 EOF Income Eligibility Scale

2019-2020 EOF Income Guidelines

2020-2021 EOF Income Guidelines

 Source: https://www.nj.gov/highereducation/EOF/EOF_Eligibility.shtml

 

Required Documentation

In order for students to qualify for New Jersey State aid, upon request, applicants must provide proof of verifiable income, such as U.S. Tax return transcripts, IRS wage statements, or proof of income through a federal or state agency (i.e. TANF or SSI).
  1. Student must complete the appropriate financial aid application using 2018 Tax Year Income:
  2. Must complete the New Jersey State Questions for Grants and Scholarships. Submit all requested supporting documentation immediately.
  3. To apply for the EOF program, submit the Freshman Application AND complete the EOF Questionnaire.
  4. EOF applicants are eligible to apply test optional, following the the same general policy: Test scores are required for certain exempt majors.

 

Common Forms Requested & How To Obtain Them

  • Parent and/or Student 2018 Tax Return Transcript from the IRS
  • Parent and/or Student 2018 W-2 Forms
  • Parent and/or Student 2018 Verification of Non-filing letter from the IRS
  • Parent and/or Student 2018 Wage and Income Statement from the IRS
  • Yearly Statement of Social Security Benefits (SA-1099) received by all members of your family in 2018
  • Proof of Citizenship for U.S. Citizens
    • U.S. Passport or Green Card
  • Yearly Statement of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Benefits received by all members of your family in 2018
    • Order from your local County Social Services Office
  •  Yearly Statement of Supplemental Social Security Benefits (SSI) received by all members of your family in 2018
    • Order from your local County Social Services Office

Group Picture of Pam Cross and her students

 

Information for Transfer Students

If you received EOF services at another NJ college/university:

If you are already enrolled in the EOF program at another school and decide to transfer to Stockton – you can transfer right into the Stockton EOF program as long as you remain eligible. Transfer applications are processed for both the fall and spring terms. Transfer students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application. Stockton University’s FAFSA code is 009345. Upon acceptance, the student should notify their current EOF advisor so that an EOF transfer form can be submitted to the EOF department at Stockton University via fax or e-mail.

EOF-Galloway

Phone: 609-652-4647
Fax: 609-626-3494

Sherri.Barella@stockton.edu.

EOF-Atlantic City

Phone: 609-761-1240
Fax: 609-761-1212

Megan.Taylor@stockton.edu

If you have not received EOF services at another NJ college/university:

Admission into the EOF program is contingent upon elibility and availability of funds. Transfer students that have not previously received EOF services, but are interested in EOF, should speak with EOF staff.