EOF Eligibility

To participate in the Bloomfield College Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program, students must provide appropriate documentation and meet the following eligibility requirements. Please carefully read through all the criteria carefully:

  • Must submit a Bloomfield College Application, high school transcript and two letters of recommendation. SAT and/or ACT scores are optional.
  • Must complete an EOF Application.
  • Must meet the academic criteria set by the EOF Program and Bloomfield College.
  • Must be a New Jersey resident for 12 consecutive months.
  • Must demonstrate an educationally and economically disadvantaged background.
  • Must meet the gross income and asset guidelines established by the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education/EOF Board of Directors.
  • Provide proof of historical poverty; a minimum of at least 2 years of financial documents.
  • Must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (Bloomfield College Federal School ID 002597). NJDreamers should complete the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application
  • Must meet with and EOF team member
  • Each student will be looked upon on a case by case basis

2023-24 EOF Income Eligibility Scale with Asset Cap Calculation


Household Size (including scholar)

Family Gross Income Does Not Exceed

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

























For each additional household member add




**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, SNAP, etc.


  1. Complete your New Jersey Financial Aid System "TO DO List" for State Grants and Scholarships.
  2. The EOF grant will be added to your student account once you have submitted all documents requested to by the Office of Student Financial Services and they can verify that your income & assets meet state requirements.

Verification Process


Common Forms Requested

How to get the Forms


Parent and/or Student  2021 and 2022 W-1040 Forms

Order from IRS.GOV or Contact Previous Employers 


Yearly Statement of Social Security Benefits (SA-1099) received by all members of your family in  2021 and 2022. No monthly statements 

Order from the Social Security Administration


Yearly Statement of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Benefits received by all members of your family in  2021 and 2022.  No monthly statements 

Order from your local County Social Services Office


Parent and/or Student  2021 and 2022 Verification of Non-filing letter from the IRS

Order from IRS.GOV


Parent and/or Student  2021 and 2022 Wage and Income Statement from the IRS

Order from IRS.GOV


For assistance, please contact your EOF Counselor or Ms. Eloise Murray

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