Educational Opportunity Fund Program

The Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program is a University- and state-sponsored program governed by the policies established by the Commission on Higher Education and Fairleigh Dickinson University. The fund was created by law in 1969 to ensure meaningful access to higher education for those who come from backgrounds of economic and educational disadvantage. The fund assists low-income New Jersey residents who are capable and motivated but lack adequate preparation for college study. To ensure the opportunity to attend college, the Fund provides supplemental financial aid to help cover college costs (such as books, fees, room and board) that are not covered by the state's Tuition Aid Grant program.

The EOF program is located on FDU's two New Jersey campuses. Each campus has an EOF office with a program director and support staff. Services that are provided include financial aid, counseling and tutorial services. Students have access to academic, career, personal and financial aid counseling in both individual and group settings. Tutorial assistance is provided to students to reinforce and enhance their course work. In order to be responsive to students' varied learning styles and academic support needs, services are continually monitored and refined to ensure personalized attention.

There are eight distinct features of Fairleigh Dickinson's EOF program:

  1. Pre-Freshman Summer Program
  2. Student Academic Enhancement Workshops
  3. Student Recognition Awards Ceremony
  4. Chi Alpha Epsilon National Academic Honor Society
  5. EOF/Nursing Network (Metropolitan Campus only)
  6. EOF Alumni Association
  7. Alliance of EOF Students of New Jersey Chapters
  8. EOF Community Service programs:
  • The Metro Connection at the Metropolitan Campus
  • The Madison Project at the Florham Campus

To be considered for participation in FDU's EOF program, students must:

  • Complete both a Fairleigh Dickinson University Undergraduate Admissions Application and the EOF Application.

NOTE: The application fee is waived for all EOF applicants.

  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA may be obtained from your high school guidance office or at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Campus Financial Aid Codes:
Teaneck 002607
Madison 004738

All EOF applicants are pre-screened to determine eligibility for the program.

Educational Opportunity Fund
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Metropolitan Campus
1000 River Road
· T-EF1-01
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
Phone: 201-692-2409
Fax: 201-692-2318

Educational Opportunity Fund
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Florham Campus
285 Madison Avenue
· M-EO1-00
Madison, New Jersey 07940

Phone: 973-443-8566
Fax: 973-443-8738