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Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)

What is the Educational Opportunity Fund Program?
The Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program is a comprehensive support program funded by the State of New Jersey that provides academic and financial assistance for New Jersey residents to attend college. The program targets students from academically and financially challenged backgrounds who show academic promise and have the desire to succeed.

Mission Statement
To provide quality services and resources for students from under-prepared educational background and low-income families. The program is committed to motivating and encouraging students to pursue academic and professional excellence. The program provides opportunities for students to demonstrate their potential for success in a global society.

Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) is located at

Voorhees Hall
455 Franklin Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Goals

  • To assist students in developing strategies to achieve academic success;
  • To integrate students into the mainstream of co-curricular involvement and its benefits to personal and social growth;
  • To foster a sense of unity and support for all students;
  • To implement programs and activities to connect students to all areas of the Bloomfield College campus community;
  • To take a holistic approach in addressing the needs of EOF students and developing strategies to address those needs;
  • To prepare students to face new challenges with hope, optimism, and self-confidence.

Eligibility
To be considered for the EOF program, a student must provide appropriate information and meet certain criteria:

  • Must submit a Bloomfield College Application, high school transcript, two letters of recommendation, and SAT or ACT scores for admission.
  • Must be a legal resident of New Jersey for at least one year.
  • Be a legal resident of New Jersey for at least one year and meet the financial guidelines established by the State of New Jersey . (http://www.nj.gov/highereducation/EOF/EOF_Eligibility.htm).
  • Must complete EOF Application
  • Must be interviewed by a member of the EOF staff.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov(Bloomfield Federal School ID 002597). Students who need assistance may contact the Financial Aid Office at (973) 748-9000 ext. 212 or 383.
  • Complete the Pre-Freshman Summer Program

All EOF admitted students will be notified by mail or email. Students admitted through EOF are required to attend the five-week summer program as a condition for their admission.

Transfer Students

  • Complete the admissions process to enroll at Bloomfield College
  • Submit an “EOF Transfer Form” from your previous institution (signed by the EOF Director or Designee).  This form should include verification that you received an EOF Grant at that institution.  Please contact your former institution to retrieve the form.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov (Bloomfield Federal School ID 002597).  Students who need assistance may contact the Financial Aid Office at (973) 748-9000 ext. 212 or 383.
  • Submit a Bloomfield College EOF Transfer Application along with a transcript (official or unofficial)  from previous institutions of higher education you’ve attended.

Support Services
The EOF program provides personal, academic, career and financial counseling. In addition, the program provides the following support services to assist students in their personal and professional development.

The EOF Experience
The EOF Experience consists of a collaboration of services, programs, and people dedicated to helping new students at Bloomfield College become successful, engaged and well-oriented members of the campus community. In addition to meeting with an EOF Counselor the students will

  •     Participate in the Motivation Study Support Program during each semester
  •     Complete individual tutoring hours.
  •     Meet with a Career Counselor to continue career exploration through FOCUS assessment.
  •     Participate in leadership development programs.
  •     Juniors and Seniors become mentors for EOF Freshman and Sophomores.
  •     Juniors and Seniors participate in a series of workshops to help prepare them for life after Bloomfield College.