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Educational Opportunity Fund

Educational Opportunity Fund

Apply to EOF

Interested students who meet the prequalification requirements will be scheduled for an interview. The interview will be conducted by the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Student Development Specialist. The Student Development Specialist will assess whether the student is a candidate for the program after review of financial aid and income documentation. ​Space is limited for the program. Interested students are advised to complete an EOF application as soon as possible.

The EOF provides a maximum grant award of $1,200 for the academic year ($600/semester).

Prequalification Requirements:
To prequalify for this program, a student must: 

  • Be a New Jersey resident for 12 consecutive months
  • Meet the published state EOF Income Guidelines ​​
  • Possess a high school diploma or High School Equivalency certificate
  • Demonstrate the need for academic support and/or basic skills courses
  • Register for at least 12 credits per semester (full time)
  • Enroll in a degree or certificate program that is at least one academic year in duration and requires a minimum 
    of 24 credits
How to Apply:
​The EOF Student Development Specialist will schedule a personal interview and request specific tax and income documentation to verify eligibility 

To apply for this program, students should:
  • Complete a Rowan College of South Jersey application for admission at the campus of choice
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Complete an EOF Application​
  • Schedule a personal interview with the EOF Student Development Specialist

Process for New EOF Applicants Transferring to Rowan College:
EOF applicants transferring to Rowan College:
  • Must supply an academic transcript from each college previously attended
  • Must not be in default of a student loan and must not owe a financial aid grant to the state or federal government
  • Must meet the Rowan College of South Jersey Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy
  • Must submit a completed EOF Transfer-In Form with a copy of an unofficial transcript from the previously-attended institution

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