First Year Students

If you believe you may qualify for EOF support, please complete:

  1. Answer "YES" on the Undergraduate Admissions Application to be reviewed for the preliminary eligibility by the Rutgers Admissions Office and complete the supplemental EOF application online by December 1 of your senior year.

  2. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) file before the priority deadline of December 1 to maximize financial aid and merit scholarship eligibility.

  3. Answer the New Jersey State Questions for Grants and Scholarships and submit all requested documents to be eligible for state-funded grants like NJ NJ Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) and Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF).

  4. Once admitted, complete the EOF Verification Process for final confirmation of acceptance into the EOF Program by the Rutgers Office of Financial Aid as soon as possible.

  5. Once your EOF Financial Aid Eligibility is confirmed by the Rutgers Financial Aid Office, successfully complete the Mandatory 5 Week Summer Institute

Failure to complete the above items by May 23, 2017 may impact your eligibility for financial aid and participation in the EOF Program.

For more information, contact our Administrative Office.