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.

Summer 2018 Announcements and Updates

Newly Admitted First Year College Students

First Program Event – EOF Student & Parent Assembly on June 29, from 8:30 AM- 2:30 PM, Lincroft Campus, Warner Student Life Center, Breakfast & Lunch Complimentary & All Students Required to Attend

Congratulations to all! Remember, finalizing EOF program enrollment requires a series of steps to be taken over the course of June and through the summer. For June, of most importance is to make sure 2016 income verification documents have been submitted to EOF whose review shows an income eligibility to be awarded the EOF state grant. In addition, students are required to register for the 2018 EOF New Student & Parent Assembly – an orientation to the EOF program, its summer bridge sessions, and opportunity to learn more about completing the financial aid process. Parents/Guardians are welcomed and encouraged to attend and special sessions are made available for them.

Mailers on the June 29 event include your summer bridge session schedule and a financial aid status update.

Summer Bridge sessions start July 9 and end August 17 with our New Student Convocation. Pay special attention to our June communications- and call 732-224-2510 or 2529 or 2512 if you have any questions about any matters.

EOF New Student Convocation – August 17, 2018

Our EOF program looks forward to honoring all College Preparatory Summer Institute (summer -bridge) participants at our EOF New Student Convocation.

The event is one of several community events bringing together our soon to be entering class of 2018! On this day we will hold a special breakfast to present summer bridge participation certificates to students, perfect attendance awards, and recognition will be given to all who participated in our civic engagement projects. In addition, we have some prize drawings- and group photos will be taken.

After breakfast we will provide sessions in the library for students to provide feedback on their EOF experience, and request activation of their EOF program enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year. Stipends (checks) will also be given out to students.

REGISTER HERE:  2018 EOF New Student Convocation


Complete both surveys – 2018 Summer Bridge Survey and the 2018-2019 EOF Enrollment Activation Form during the 2018 EOF New Student Convocation.


EOF Rising Leaders Academy is an hourly paid position funded with Federal Work Study Funds (FWS). Students work a minimum of ten (10) hours per week, September through June. There is also an opportunity for summer employment from June through August for a minimum of fifteen (15) hours per week.

APPLY HERE:  2018 – 2019 Rising Leaders Academy

Current Program Enrolled Students

Are you registered for Fall 2018? Do you need assistance with making class schedule changes? Have you been notified your financial aid has been suspended due to some academic issues – and you may appeal this suspension?

Starting July 16, our EOF Student Success Coaches are available to assist you with these and any matters concerning your college enrollment and success!

EOF Student Success Coaches are located in our main office in the Center for Counseling Admissions & Registration (CAR), Suite 105, Lincroft campus. Appointments may be made by calling 732-224-2510.

In some instances, we may be calling you!

2017-2018 Graduates

We need your feedback on your college and EOF program experience. If you have not done so, please complete our survey at  2017-2018 EOF Graduate Survey.

You may remain anonymous and the information you share will help us to better understand what was of importance to you as you managed your college days at Brookdale.  We want to know what we may do to best prepare all our students for reaching the level of success you have achieved!