First Year



All First Year Scholars must complete the Rutgers University Admissions application & answer "Yes" for the EOF review,

Complete the Rutgers Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program Supplemental Application (PDF)

Once admitted, final confirmation of EOF Program eligibility requires completing the EOF Verification Process through the Office of Financial Aid. Submit all requested documents listed in the Check Required Documents online portal immediately.

Admitted EOF Scholars & Parents will be required to provide proof of whether or not taxes were filed. An IRS Tax Return Transcript or an IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter will be requested. Please note a tax return transcript is not a photocopy of your 1040, 1040A, or 1040E tax return. A tax return transcript can only be obtained directly from the IRS.

Sample of the IRS Tax Return Transcript

Once an admitted SAS EOF First Year Scholar accepts their offer of Admission, an EOF counselor will be assigned to assist them completing the process by June 1.