Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program

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Mission Statement

To assist a selected group of culturally diverse, financially eligible students who exhibit the potential to be successful in college in the attainment of their educational goals. The program offers comprehensive support services in a student-centered environment to encourage the pursuit of academic excellence. Services assist program participants in becoming lifelong, independent learners with the tools necessary to graduate and transfer with the skills necessary to succeed in a competitive society.

EOF is one of the nation's most comprehensive and successful state-supported efforts to provide access to higher education for economically and educationally disadvantaged students.

EOF assists low-income residents who are capable and motivated but lack adequate preparation for college study. Helping students succeed and graduate, the EOF supports a wide array of campus-based outreach and support services at 28 public schools and 13 independent institutions in New Jersey. 


The following requirements must be met in order to be considered for the Educational Opportunity Fund Program:

  1. You must have received a high school diploma or a New Jersey high school equivalency diploma by the time you register for college.
  2. You must be a New Jersey resident for at least one year.
  3. You must adhere to the state’s Income guidelines (click on the link below to obtain more information on income guidelines)

2019 - 2020 EOF Income Eligibility Scale with Asset Cap Calculations

EOF Application (click on the link to complete the EOF application)

Completed applications can be:
 *faxed to (609) 343-4926 or
 *scanned and emailed to or
 *mailed to:
  Atlantic Cape Community College
  EOF Office 
  5100 Black Horse Pike
  Mays Landing, NJ 08330

EOF Services

Alliance of Educational Opportunity Fund Students (AESNJ)

EOF Summer Application   If you received an Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) grant award during the 2018-19 academic year, you are eligible for an EOF summer award.  Funding for summer courses are limited.                             

EOF Program Staff
Anita Polanco, Assistant Director (609) 343-5098
Dolores Giannini, Office Coordinator (609) 343-5646
Dennis Jones, Counselor (609) 343-5629
Ellen Splaver, Counselor (609) 343-5096