Eligibility

To participate in the School of Arts and Sciences Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program, students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

Please carefully read through all criteria!  (source:https://www.nj.gov/highereducation/EOF/EOF_Eligibility.shtml)

  • Must demonstrate an educationally and economically disadvantaged background
  • Must be a New Jersey resident 12 consecutive months prior to receiving the award
  • Must apply and be accepted to a participating New Jersey college or university
  • Must meet the academic criteria as set by the institution of choice
  • Must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application.
  • Gross income and assets must fall within the criteria shown:
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    EOF Income Eligibility Scale with Asset Cap Calculation 2019-2020

Household Size (including student)

Family Gross Income Does Not Exceed

Asset Cap Calculation* (Based on Household Size) Does Not to Exceed

1

$24,280

$4,856

2

$32,920

$6,584

3

$41,560

$8,312

4

$50,200

$10,040

5

$58,840

$11,768

6

$67,480

$13,496

7

$76,120

$15,224

8

$84,760

$16,952

For each additional household member add

$8,640

$1,728

 

**In order for students to qualify for New Jersey State aid, upon request, applicants must provide proof of verifiable income, such as U.S. Tax return transcripts, IRS wage statements, or proof of income through a federal or state agency, i.e. TANF, SSI,

Common Forms Requested

Where to get the form

Parent and/or Student 2017 Tax Return Transcript from the IRS

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Parent and/or Student 2017 W-2 Forms

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Yearly Statement of Social Security Benefits (SA-1099) received by all members of your family in 2017

Order from the Social Security Administration

Proof of Citizenship for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Passport or Green Card

Yearly Statement of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Benefits received by all members of your family in 2017

Order from your local County Social Services Office

Parent and/or Student 2017 Verification of Non-filing letter from the IRS

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Parent and/or Student 2017 Wage and Income Statement from the IRS

Order from IRS.GOV

 Yearly Statement of Supplemental Social Security Benefits (SSI) received by all members of your family in 2017

Order from your local County Social Services Office