Educational Opportunity Fund Program

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


Program Office Location:

CAR Building | First Floor, Suite 105 | 765 Newman Springs Road | Lincroft, NJ 07738

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 2020 – Term Announcements and Updates


Starting on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, all Brookdale students are required to change/update their NetID password at the beginning of each term.  You will need your NetID password to access your Brookdale email, Canvas, WebAdvisor, WiFi, and more!  CLICK HERE to reset your password.  NOTE:  Don’t forget to update your new password on your mobile device and apps!  If you need assistance resetting your password, please contact the Help Desk by calling 732.224.2829 or emailing


All newly admitted students to the EOF program must RSVP for our New Student Orientation!  CLICK HERE to submit our online form to attend our orientation on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 or Thursday, January 30, 2020.  Both orientation sessions will be held in the Fort Hancock Room (SLC 208) during College Hour (11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.).  Meet our EOF Staff, and our EOF student leaders to welcome you to our program!  NOTE:  If you are not able to attend either orientation session, you must meet with your EOF Student Success Coach by Wednesday, February 5, 2020!


All important notices and updates from Brookdale and the EOF Office will be sent to your Brookdale email. Make sure to check your Brookdale email on a regular basis!  You can also download the free Microsoft Outlook app for your iOS or Android smartphone/tablet to access your email.


Don’t forget to log on Canvas on a regular basis – the EOF office posts important announcements & program updates here!  If you are a new EOF student at Brookdale, please check your Brookdale email to accept the invitation to join EOF@Brookdale.  You can also download the free Canvas (Student) app for your iOS or Android smartphone/tablet.


The Delta Alpha Chapter of Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society is looking for dynamic EOF students to be a part of an Honor Society established specifically for EOF students!  Induction ceremonies are held during the Fall & Spring semesters.  Eligible EOF students will receive an invitation letter from the Chapter Advisor at the beginning of each semester.  If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact Ms. Danielle Jones, Chapter Advisor, by emailing