Educational Opportunity Fund Program

Preparing students for college completion, transfer to four year colleges, workforce entry, and responsible citizenship


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¤ About Us

¤ Financial Aid
¤ Summer Program
¤ Academic Planning
¤ Learning Support
¤ Career Planning
¤ Transfer to 4-Year
¤ Financial Literacy
¤ Honor Society
¤ Service Leadership 

¤ Recognition Events 


Student Success: 1968-Present


The Educational Opportunity Fund, commonly referred to as EOF, is a state-funded college access and student support service program, hosted and financially supported by New Jersey’s colleges and universities, both public and private, two-year and four-year. All program students are low-income and often the first in their families to attend college and referred to as first generation.
Students admitted to the EOF program must meet both academic and financial eligibility requirements. Their admission is based on evidence of promise and potential to succeed at the college level with the support of the partnership established by the EOF program and the college it resides at. 
Over 12,000 students are enrolled in EOF programs across the state and its graduates are educators, business owners, health care professionals, public officials, social service providers, and more. They work in non-profits, educational, business, and our government sectors. 
Since 1968, over 38,000 college graduates have earned their certificates, associates, bachelors, masters, doctorates, and professional degrees with the support of the Educational Opportunity Fund.


EOF Program Brochure

For more information on academic and financial requirements and important deadline dates please review our brochure.


If you are interested in applying for admission, please access our application.

Latest News 

Donations Needed! Children’s Book Drive for the The Bridge of Books Foundation

The EOF Rising Leaders Academy is proudly sponsoring a book drive to benefit The Bridge of Books Foundation, a non-profit organization providing books to underprivileged and at-risk children across New Jersey!

Please donate new and used children’s books for ages 0 to 18. Favorites include: Harry Potter, Dr. Seuss, and animals.

Donation boxes will be at each Brookdale campus

Lincroft: CAR 105 (EOF Office), Bookstore, and Library

Neptune and Long Branch: Student Success Centers

Wall, Freehold, Hazlet

Please contact Catherine Cutlip with any questions at or 732-224-2499.

Congratulations to Our Graduates!

On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, nearly 100 EOF students who graduated from the college this year were honored at the EOF Graduate and Special Honoree Awards Dinner. Students were surrounded by family, friends, classmates, Brookdale staff, administrators, and community members as they received certificates, sashes, and academic achievement awards.

To read more about the celebration, click here. For pictures, click here.


Now Accepting Applications…. 

The EOF Rising Leaders Academy, a service-based student leadership program, is currently accepting applications for paid part-time positions.The program provides its student staff an hourly salary using EOF state funding for summer positions, July- August, and Federal Work-Study funds for the school year, September-June. The hourly pay-rate is $8.38 an hour. 

Job responsibilities will require organizing and participating in community service, issue advocacy, and public education projects in support of educational, business, governmental, and non-profit communities who are addressing issues of hunger, homelessness, environmental sustainability, civil rights, human rights, political empowerment, health and educational disparities, and other local and global issues, as well as, promoting the participation of other students in EOF Rising Leaders Academy events.