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Rutgers School of Health Professions EOF program puts financially and academically disadvantaged students on a path to a college education.  The EOF program focuses on low-income, first-generation students who want to pursue careers within the health professions. It provides a supportive environment through a combination of academic ‘intrusive advising,” workshops, and academic support services.

Eligible students can receive financial assistance for tuition and books, as well as additional academic, personal and social support to help them successfully transition to Rutgers.

Find out below if you are eligible. For questions, contact Enrollment Management at 973 972-5454 or email Iris Espinosa at

Listen to Medical Lab Science student Safiatu talk about how EOF helped her to succeed.


Grants are generally available to students from families with a background of poverty whose annual income falls within the EOF Income Eligibility Scale,  and who meet the academic criteria set by Rutgers School of Health Professions’ EOF office. Families who have accumulated assets do not qualify for financial assistance through the New Jersey EOF Program.


  1. Must demonstrate an educationally and economically disadvantaged background
  2. Must be a New Jersey resident 12 consecutive months prior to receiving the award
  3. Must apply and be accepted to a participating New Jersey college or university
  4. Must meet the academic criteria as set by the institution of choice
  5. Must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application.  The Rutgers School code to be used on your FAFSA is: 002629.
  6. Gross Income must fall within the criteria shown:

Academic Year 2019-2020 EOF Income Eligibility Scale with Asset Cap Calculation

Applicants with a Household Size of Gross Income Not to Exceed Asset Cap Calculation (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
9 For each additional member of the household add $8,640 Add $1,728 for each additional family member

EOF Services and Support

  • Orientation sessions
  • Academic, personal and career counseling
  • Tutoring Services
  • Academic skills workshops
  • Student leadership development
  • Financial aid assistance
  • Professional development retreat
  • Textbook loans

Fast Facts

  • 100% of eligible students receive financial support
  • EOF students average GPA of 3.2
  • NJ EOF students rank first when compared with graduation rates for disadvantaged students in public, four-year colleges in 15 states

In the News

Top EOF Students Honored  At Annual Awards Celebration

Third Annual EOF Retreat Connects Students with Each Other and Our Staff

Educational Opportunity Fund Retreat Sets Disadvantaged Students up for Success in College, Rutgers Today, Sept. 7, 2017.

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