What is EOF?

EOF is a state-funded program providing opportunities for higher education to New Jersey residents who would not be able to attend college without the program's financial assistance and special services.

The Mission of EOF

The Rutgers University-Camden Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program serves highly motivated first-generation students from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds in New Jersey by providing access to higher education and the services and opportunities to achieve success in college and beyond.  Consistent with the mission and values of the Rutgers University-Camden campus and the Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success, the EOF staff provide services that focus on student learning and success, encourage civic engagement, promote leadership development, prepare students for life and work after college, and instill within their students an appreciation for diversity and lifelong learning.


  • Outreach to high schools and community-based organizations
  • Enroll undergraduates meeting NJ State guidelines
  • Lower time to degree statistics for participating students as compared to national trends i.e. less than six year graduation rate
  • Introduce students to University policies, procedures and degree requirements
  • Introduce students to University services and experiential learning opportunities
  • Build a sense of community among EOF students
  • Academically prepare first-year students for their first-year through summer program courses and services