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Program Eligibility & Financial Aid

Thank you for your interest in applying to our EOF program!  Based on eligibility, EOF students are provided an annual state grant up to $1,200 to assist with college costs while enrolled at Brookdale.

For program eligibility for the 2020-2021 academic year, a prospective EOF student:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student – minimum of twelve (12) credits per term.
  • Must be a New Jersey resident for one (1) year prior to enrollment at Brookdale.
  • Must be a high school graduate, GED recipient, or have earned a high school equivalency diploma.
  • Must have filed a 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application (NJAFAA)and complete the NJ State additional questions.
  • Must submit all requested documents (if selected for federal or state verification).
  • Must meet academic eligibility criteria (see pg. 2 of the brochure below).
  • Must meet financial eligibility requirements (see income eligibility scale table below).

2020-2021 Income Eligibility Scale with Asset Cap Calculation

*Cannot Exceed Amount Listed Below
Applicants with a Household Size of Gross Income* Asset Cap Calculation* = Based on Household Size for ALL Students
1 $24,980.00 $4,996.00
2 $33,820.00 $6,764.00
3 $42,660.00 $8,532.00
4 $51,500.00 $10,300.00
5 $60,340.00 $12,068.00
6 $69,180.00 $13,836.00
7 $78,020.00 $15,604.00
8 $86,860.00 $17,372.00
*** Add $8,840 for each additional family member Add $1,768 for each additional family member


To learn more about our EOF program’s eligibility requirements, click the image below to download our 2020 – 2021 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS brochure.