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Educational Opportunity Fund

Apply to EOF

​​​​​​​​Students interested in receiving EOF support services and possible grant funding should complete an EOF application. Please visit the Apply to EOF! link on our webpage. Students should complete either the Gloucester or Cumberland application based on their campus choice.

Please keep in mind, that meeting the standard eligibility requirements does not guarantee official acceptance into the EOF program. Prospective students will be notified via RCSJ email of the next steps in the admissions process for the EOF program. Final determination for acceptance into the EOF program will be conducted by the EOF Executive Director and/or Assistant Program Director(s) after careful review of the EOF application, interview, and any supporting documentation.

EOF Program Benefits

  • EOF Grant up to $800 per semester
  • Counseling and Advisement
  • Registration and Enrollment Assistance
  • Financial Aid and Business Office Assistance
  • Tutoring
  • Transfer and Career Assistance
  • Workshops
  • Summer Institute Program

Standard Eligibility Requirements

  • RCSJ Admissions Application for the desired campus (Gloucester or Cumberland)
  • Must be an NJ resident for the past 12 months
  • Intend to enroll as a full-time student (12 or more credits)
  • Meet the RCSJ academic progress policy
  • Complete a FAFSA application
    NJ Dreamers should complete the NJ Alternative Financial Aid Application
  • Meet gross income and asset requirements outlined in the tables below.

2023-2024 Income Scale

Household Size
Gross Income
(Not to Exceed)
Max Asset Cap
(Not to Exceed)
***Add $10,280 for each additional family memberAdd $2,056 for each additional family member

Please view other pages on our website for more information.

All students are welcome to apply to EOF. The application is open to students currently enrolled at RCSJ and new students. NJ Dreamers and transfer (including EOF transfer and general transfer) students are highly encouraged to submit an EOF application. ​

If you are unsure whether you meet the standard eligibility requirements, EOF encourages you to apply. We are happy to inform you if you will be able to proceed with our admissions process.

Gloucester; Cumberland