Educational Opportunity Fund Program
Welcome to Fairleigh Dickinson University and the EOF Program. Our EOF staff is here to support you through your educational journey by creating an individualized plan to help you reach your academic goals, build on your strengths, and surmount any challenges you may encounter. We look forward to working with you on your path to success.
Marjorie Hall, University Coordinator/Director, EOF Program
The Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program is a University- and state-sponsored program in which a select number of entering freshman are chosen to participate.
The EOF program offers academic and financial assistance to qualifying New Jersey residents from backgrounds of educational and economic need who demonstrate strong evidence of the commitment, motivation, and potential for scholastic success, as well as interest in completing a Fairleigh Dickinson University education. EOF provides program participants with the support of structured academic services and specialized counseling.
There are four distinct features of Fairleigh Dickinson University's EOF Program:
- Pre-Freshman Summer Program
- Academic and Leadership courses offered only to EOF students
- Student Recognition Awards Ceremony
- Epsilon Omega Sigma National Honor Society Chapters
Although Fairleigh Dickinson University is a private institution, our financial aid staff is committed to working with you and your family to make your education an affordable reality.
As a Fairleigh Dickinson University student and an EOF participant, you will be awarded a financial aid package designed to meet the cost of attendance by providing the maximum allowable federal, state, and university need-based grants in order to minimize the amount of any student or personal loans. The package will assist you and your family in paying for tuition, fees, room, board, and books.
ACADEMIC AND PERSONAL SUPPORT
The EOF program is designed to help you achieve success in your college studies by offering the following support services:
A required residential summer program prior to your freshman year. The summer program will provide you with a head start on the challenges of college by offering you a chance to earn college credits while enhancing your basic skills. You will have the opportunity to meet and work with fellow EOF students, along with University faculty and staff. The entire cost of the pre-freshman summer program is paid for with University and state funds.
An EOF counselor with whom you will meet and work on a weekly basis.
Tutorial assistance designed to meet your individual academic needs.
Workshops designed to help you maximize your college performance, covering such topics as developing better study skills, adapting to on-campus living, handling the stress of being a college student, and preparing for exams and tests.
How do I qualify for the EOF program?
All program participants must meet state-established guidelines which include:
Permanent residency in New Jersey for at least one year prior to application.
Income limits and proof of historical poverty (see income eligibility chart)
Be sure to talk with your high school guidance counselor about your desire to attend Fairleigh Dickinson University's EOF Program.
How do I apply for EOF?
Complete a Fairleigh Dickinson University Application for Undergraduate Admission.
Complete the EOF Application found on page 17 of the Undergraduate Application booklet.
File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. The FAFSA may be obtained from the internet at fafsa.ed.gov.
Provide all requested financial aid documents to determine financial eligibility.
Financial Aid Codes by Campus
All EOF applicants are pre-screened to establish their eligibility for the program. Students who pass the initial review process will be contacted by an Admissions representative for an on-campus selection event.
Available for Download:
Educational Opportunity Fund
1000 River Road T-EF1-01
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
285 Madison Avenue M-EO1-00
Madison, New Jersey 07940
EOF Recruitment Coordinator
Office of Admissions