Educational Opportunity Fund Program

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

Our EOF website is designed to serve as a student success portal, placing emphasis on establishing the site as a communications hub and educational resource for students, both future and current, and for parents and educators. Special features include touch points which promote use of the site for admissions, enrollment, program participation, and assessment of program services.

In addition, the site folds in an assortment of Brookdale webpages to promote ease of access to valuable information and additional resources integral to student success, while also allowing students to access external websites that can assist them with managing their college experience. Website questions or comments can be directed to either Richard Morales-Wright at

EOF Program Main Office Location

Lincroft Campus, CAR Building, First Floor, Suite 105 – Telephone 732-224-2510, Fax 732-224-1969

EOF: Our State’s Premier College Access and Student Support Service Program

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 40,000 college graduates have earned their certificates, associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate, and professional degrees with the support of the Educational Opportunity Fund.

The Brookdale EOF Advantage

Program Admission, Financial Support & Student Success Services

Students selected for admission to our program are highly motivated, goal-oriented, and committed to full-time study as they pursue their educational and career-related goals. The completion of our application process is required for pursuing admission. Financial support covering college costs combined with our student success services and the academic and student life programs available at the college serve as the building blocks for a bright and successful future!

Our students are encouraged to work hard in working towards their goals – and this includes making a commitment to active participation in program services, striving to excel in the classroom, and devoting time where possible to exercising social responsibility as active and involved citizens.

Spring 2018 Term Announcements and Updates

Confirmation Attendance Form: EOF Spring 18 Mid-Term Rally Workshop : Tuesday, March 27, from 11:45-1:15 includes lunch, Monmouth Battleground, Warner Student Life Center, Lincroft Campus
Dump those mid-term blues! Whether math, science, English or other course woes, attend this workshop and learn about all the academic support assistance that can be made available to you! These include the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Lounge, Bankier Library Commons Tutorial Services, Math Lab, Reading Center, Study Skill workshops, Writing Center, research help from the library, and EOF Math Achieve One to One help is here! Submit the attendance confirmation form and join the rally, it’s for a good cause.

College Learning and Study Skills Program, EOF- LRNG 002EL, are weekly class sessions held every Thursday, 11:45am-1:15pm. Lincroft campus. Having academic difficulties, not doing as well as you like – why not strengthen your learning and study skills? Class sessions address improving one’s concentration and time management, and teach you how to stay motivated, reduce anxiety, and use academic resources that may be available to you. Guest speakers, possible mentorships, and field trips will be arranged- and all costs are covered by the program. Students enrolled are provided lunch directly after all sessions! Use the college course registration system to enroll – only 15 seats are available.

Spring 2018 EOF Student Success Conference on Friday, Mar. 2 – Our theme is “The Game of Life: Prepare Now, Just Don’t Spin the Wheel!” Special attention is given to work and career-related preparation. Attend and learn how to maintain a work-life balance, develop & market your personal brand, gain valuable interviewing skills & strategies, and more! There will be food, workshops, a career readiness panel, new students to the program recognized, students who excelled academically honored, and we have prize drawings – including a free summer course! You don’t want to miss this – and you can bring two (2) guests to the Student Recognition Luncheon.

Don’t forget, if attending any portion of the conference we will need your feedback. Use this link: SPR18ConferenceFeedback

EOF Project Excel Spring 2018: Project Excel assists students with developing ways to strengthen their ability to manage successfully both academic and personal challenges – if you have been sent notification on the availability of this program, you may register for it by submitting our registration form. Your EOF counselor, your success coach, will provide you with on-going support throughout the semester and help you reach your goals.

EOF Spring 2018 MathAchieve One to One Support Service  Enrolled in a Math course? Get one-to-one assistance to earn that top grade!

EOF Rising Leaders Academy continues to roll out fantastic opportunities for students to get involved and be of help to our communities, and connect students to educational programs which address a host of social justice issues. Check your Canvas account for the latest available service projects and for information on how you can Level Up – be of service, and accumulate points towards earning service distinction honors. To access the EOF Canvas page, click on the MyBrookdale red tab at the top right corner of the webpage.  When the Quick Launch bar pops up, click on the Canvas icon, type in your Brookdale username and password and then click on EOF@Brookdale.

Counseling and Advisement, EOF Enrollment Activation Form

Our EOF counselors are in our main office in CAR, Suite 105, Lincroft campus. Appointments may be made by calling 732-224-2510.

EOF Counselor Contact Information
Torina Armstrong, 732-224-2559
Fidel Wilson, 732-224-2558

All newly admitted students for the Spring 2018 term, as well as students who were not enrolled in Fall 2017 but are returning this spring to school, should be making EOF counselor appointments as soon as possible. Please submit your EOF Enrollment Activation Form: 2017-2018 School Year Enrollment Activation Form. Information you provide may be used to begin conversations on your college plans and interests for Spring 2018.

Are you graduating this fall? Remember to file your graduation application and make an appointment with your EOF counselor to ensure you’re on track for earning that degree! To check if you are eligible to apply for graduation through WebAdvisor, click on the MyBrookdale red tab at the top right corner of this webpage.  When the Quick Launch bar pops up, click on the WebAdvisor icon, and then click on Application for Graduation from the Student Menu to check your eligibility to apply for graduation online.

Financial Aid Processing

We can assist with financial aid processing. Call Mrs. Watts at 732-224-2529 and either she will work with you or enlist the assistance of one of our Student Service Associates, Ms. Clark or Ms. Cutlip.  Have you completed your 2018-2019 FASFA? Remember you are using 2016 financial information.

FAFSA FASTTRACK workshops now available. Get help completing your FAFSA, use this link to register for one of our workshops. EOF FAFSA on the FastTrack Workshops