Financial Aid

The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund provides financial assistance and support for a graduate program. The objective of the graduate EOF program is to increase participation in graduate and professional study of New Jersey residents from backgrounds of historical poverty. Students who received EOF grants as undergraduates shall be given priority consideration for EOF graduate grants. In addition to completing the EOF graduate and professional school grant application, all applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA. 

The FAFSA should be completed as early as January 1st but no later than the priortiy deadline of March 15th.  The FAFSA must be completed every academic year of the student's enrollment.

Graduate and professional students financial aid is available in three general categories:

  • Merit-based aid such as fellowships, assistantships, and scholarships;
  • Need-based grants and employment; and,
  • Non-need based loans – federal and private.

Please Note: To be considered for the EOF Graduate or Professional School Grant students must maintain each semester a full-time credit enrollment as defined by their graduate or professional school and meet all other requirements outlined by Rutgers University EOF Program and the State of New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education. 

It is important to check your Rutgers University financial aid status and review your award information.  Submit all requested documentation in a timely manner.

To assist in funding your education it is recommended you do scholarship searchs, If you have general financial aid questions check additional websites.

For information about your direct student loans, access the national student loan data system (NSLDS)

For additional information for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) students.

Term Bill Payment

Every term of enrollment students must confirm their attendance by paying the term bill.  It is the student's responsibility to be aware of the due dates for  tution, fees and all applicable charges. 

If you have questions about the EOF Graduate and Professional Grant, contact the EOF Program at (848)445-4119 or email us