Program Admission


Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)

The Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program gives New Jersey students who have the motivation and potential to succeed in college but who are educationally and financially disadvantaged an opportunity to attend college.

EOF is a special admissions program for students meeting certain financial and academic requirements.

Applicants to the EOF program must be:

  • Seeking full-time admission
  • A resident of New Jersey for at least 12 months prior to entering Stockton
  • Coming from an educationally and economically disadvantaged background.

EOF students receive extensive counseling, tutorial and other support  services to ensure success at Stockton.

EOF freshmen must attend a residential five-week pre-college summer program. This rigorous program helps strengthen academic, social and self-discipline skills needed for success in college. Review the following family income guidelines to determine if you may be eligible and wish to be considered for the EOF program.

To apply for the EOF program, submit the Freshman Application AND complete the EOF Questionnaire.

EOF applicants are eligible to apply test optional, following the the same general policy: Test scores are required for certain exempt majors.



Transfer Students

Transfer applications are processed for both the fall and spring terms. The transfer applicant who has previously received an EOF grant will retain his/her eligibility as long as eligibility requirements are met, the proper application procedure is followed and funding is available.

Prior to an admissions decision, an EOF applicant who is transferring from another college in New Jersey must:


A. Submit to the Office of Admissions:

  1. Completed application and application fee card (no fee required)
  2. Up-to-date transcripts from all high schools and colleges attended

B. Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  by March 1.

C. Submit to the Financial Aid Office:

  1. Student Aid Report (SAR)
  2. Financial Aid Transcript (FAT) from all institutions attended previously
  3. Up-to-date transcripts from all colleges attended.


Income Eligibility

students at commencement

EOF Income Eligibility Scale

AY 2018-19

Household Size
Household Size Gross Income (Not to Exceed)
Asset Cap
1 $24,120 $4,824.00
2 $32,480 $6,496.00
3 $40,840 $8,168.00
4 $49,200 $9,840.00
5 $57,560 $11,512.00
6 $65,920 $13,184.00
7 $74,280 $14,856.00
8 $82,640 $16,528.00
For each additional member of the household add: $8,360   $1,672.00



Responsibility for submitting accurate information to institution officials rests with the applicant. Stockton University and the State of New Jersey are absolved of any responsibility for funding in the event a grant is based on fraudulent, inaccurate or misleading information.

All EOF applicants should contact the Office of Enrollment Management for updated guidelines.