Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program

What does EOF provide

EOF provides the opportunity of higher education for students who would not be able to attend college without financial assistance and support services. Students receiving an EOF grant participate in programs designed to assist them in realizing their abilities.

  • Financial Assistance - Students eligible for the EOF Program received a grant of up to $1,050 to help cover the cost of tuition, books, and fees for each academic year. Financial assistance is available for graduate study.
  • Counseling - Professional counselors and a patient and understanding staff are available to assist students with financial, academic, career and person concerns. Counseling is a strong foundation of our program and has proven to aid in our student's academic success.
  • Transfer Assistance - Your EOF counselor will help you in the transfer process to an accredited four-year institution in New Jersey.
  • Tutoring - Free tutoring is provided for students who need help in various subject areas.

Who is Eligible? 

You may be eligible for the EOF Program if:

  • You meet the income eligibility criteria;
  • You are or will be a full-time student enrolled in a major leading to a degree or certificate;
  • You have been a resident of New Jersey for one year prior to receiving the grant and;
  • You exhibit the potential to succeed in college.


How do I become an EOF student? 


1) Apply for financial aid.

2) Apply for EOF.

EOF Summer Institute 


The EOF Summer Institute is a free program that prepares students for the demands and rewards of college life. Students needing remediation in writing, reading and/or mathematics are provided an excellent opportunity to improve their skills during this vigorous 7-week program.

The program helps student develop strong peer support, create a positive self-image, acquire academic survival skills, and explore career possibilities. Counseling, tutoring, and numerous workshops are conducted during this program.

To be considered for the Summer Institute, please register for an Information Session by clicking here

If you have questions about the EOF Summer Institute, please contact Tiffany Bonsall at 856.691.8600 ext. 1255 or e-mail at tbonsall@cccnj.edu.

Annual EOF Awards Ceremony

Each year, the Educational Opportunity Fund Program recognizes graduates, president’s and dean’s list recipients, students that excelled in the first year, academic honor society inductees, and other outstanding academic achievements.