Attend College for Free The Educational Opportunity Fund Program (EOF) provides eligible students with academic and economic assistance to help them earn their college degree. Students eligible for the state grant receive year-round services.
EOF Offers Full Range of Services
EOF provides more than just financial support. As an EOF student you will receive academic support and assistance in making the transition to college. Services provided include:
- Assistance with the admission and enrollment process - Academic advisement - Financial Aid assistance - Personal counseling - General career counseling - General transfer counseling - Academic support services - Funding for summer courses
Students currently in the program who decide to transfer to a four-year institution in New Jersey may transfer their EOF status, enabling them to continue to receive the funding as well as the support services.
EOF eligibility is based on a number of factors including income. To be eligible you must meet the following requirements:
US citizen or permanent resident (student visas are not accepted)
Have established New Jersey residency at least a year prior to receiving state aid
High school diploma or equivalent
Willingness to attend college on a full-time basis (minimum 12 credits)
Meet the minimum income eligibility determined by the state. Eligibility is based on household size and gross income. Verification of income will be required.
Steps to Apply
Follow these steps to apply for an EOF grant:
Fill out an EOF application form
Submit proof of income
Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Indicate RVCC code on FAFSA - Code #007731
Interview with an EOF staff member
Mandatory Summer Orientation
Approximately one week prior to the start of classes, incoming EOF students must attend a one-week orientation program from Monday through Thursday, 9am-2pm. The orientation will provide students with helpful information for college success.
All new EOF students will be required to enroll in “The College Experience” course during the Fall Semester.