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.
  • Transfer Assistance - Your EOF counselor will help you in the transfer process to an approved 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 potential college success.
  • More Eligibility Info located at the bottom of this page

EOF Summer Institute 


The EOF Summer Institute 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 call 856.691.8600 ext. 1255 or e-mail tgallo@cccnj.edu.


How do I become an EOF student? 


1) Apply for financial aid.

2) Apply for EOF.

3) Materials you need to bring with you to the interview include:

  • Parental tax return for the previous year (for dependent students)
  • Your tax return if you filed taxes the previous year
  • Child support documentation paid or received (if applicable)
  • Welfare benefits (TANF, etc.)
  • Social Security


Application Information Sheet


Eligibility for E.O.F. program:

  • Student’s financial aid file should be complete (student should check with FA office, if not sure)
  • Student needs to have at least two full semesters left at CCC to enter program.
  • Student must not already possess an Associate’s degree or have an excessive amount of combined credits from other colleges.
  • Student must have at least 12 credits (full-time status) when applying to program.
  • Student needs to have at least a 2.0 when applying to the program and not on academic warning, probation or suspension.
  • Student must not be in Student Support Services.
  • Student must be eligible for TAG.
  • Student must be enrolled in or have successfully completed with a C or higher the Freshman Seminar or College Success Seminar course.
  • Student must have tested into at least one basic or developmental course when first taking the Accuplacer.

Student’s Responsibility:

  • Completely fill-out the application.  Attach a separate sheet of paper answering essay question.  Also, complete and sign (student and parent (if dependent) Asset Information form.  Student will be given an EOF brochure.
  • Return the above paperwork back to the E.O.F. office (the office will process applications on a first come first served basis).
  • If you receive a call to interview for the E.O.F. program, please respond in a timely manner.  There are limited openings, so it is important to keep selected interview appointment.

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.  If you have received an invitation to this year's ceremony, please click here to reserve your seat.

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