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Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program (

The Educational Opportunity Fund Program, referred to as EOF, was established in 1968 by the New Jersey legislature. The EOF program provides students from economically and educationally challenged backgrounds an opportunity to pursue a degree at New Jersey colleges and universities. The program typically recruits applicants who are the first in their family to attend college, provides innovative support services designed to ensure student engagement, retention, graduation and transfer, and offers financial support to offset the expense of college. To be considered for admission into the program students must:

• Complete the RCBC EOF application which is located on our website,

• Enroll for at least six (6) credits and plan to obtain a degree from RCBC.

• Have held legal residence in the state of New Jersey for at least 12 months.

• Plan to transfer to a four-year college after obtaining their RCBC degree.

• Demonstrate financial need determined by completion of the FAFSA and HESAA/NJFAMS applications.

Selection is based on evidence of promise and potential to succeed at college with the support of EOF and other campus partners. If selected, students are required to sign an agreement to take full advantage of program benefits.