Educational Opportunity Fund

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The Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program advances college access, affordability and student success for underrepresented scholars in New Jersey. The EOF program was established by the New Jersey State Legislature to provide support services to students who face economical and educational obstacles. Let the EOF program assist you from application to graduation.

EOF Information

Prospective program participants must be first-time, full-time freshmen and meet the following requirements:

  • Be a New Jersey Resident (min 1 year) and be a Citizen or Permanent Resident;
  • Be a recipient of a High School Diploma, GED, or High School Equivalent (HSE);
  • Intend to be a full-time student (minimum of 12 credits)
  • Provide evidence of motivation and potential to succeed in college

2024-2025 EOF Income Eligibility Scale with Asset Cap Calculation

Applicants with a Household Size of

Gross Income (Not to Exceed)

Max. Asset Cap (Not to Exceed)


























Add $10,280 for each additional family member

Add $2,056 for each additional family member


EOF Support Services

  • Attend a FREE Summer Bridge Program, designed to help prospective EOF students boost English and math skills.
  • Attend the mandatory Orientation and meet other EOF students.
  • Benefit from individualized and group academic, career and financial counseling.
  • Access Tutoring Labs for additional help.
  • Attend required workshops on academic success skills, managing your time, test-taking strategies, leadership development, and other topics.

Students will also be eligible to become a part of the many national honor societies offered at the College.

EOF Program Application

Include a typed essay responding to the following topic: Describe an academic or personal obstacle you had to overcome in the past and how a college education will benefit you in the future


The Mission of the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program at Sussex County Community College is to facilitate the recruitment, enrollment, and success of culturally diverse, economically and educationally disadvantaged students who have a passion and desire to continue their educational journey. We aim to assist these students in developing an understanding of how their challenges reflect a unique and valued perspective as part of the larger diverse student community.