To be eligible for the EOF Program, an applicant must satisfy the following criteria:

Educational Status

FIRST-TIME STUDENTS – Must be enrolled as a full-time degree/certificate seeking student registered for a minimum of 12 credits.

CONTINUING CCM STUDENTS –  Must have earned 24 credits or less to apply and be enrolled as a full-time degree/certificate seeking student registered for a minimum of 12 credits.

TRANSFER STUDENTS –  Must be enrolled as a full-time degree/certificate seeking student registered for a minimum of 12 credits.

Residency

An applicant must be a New Jersey resident for at least 12 months prior to being considered for EOF.

Financial

Must have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – www.fafsa.ed.gov or the NJ Alternative Application for Financial Aid – www.hesaa.org

Must show a least two years’ worth of financial hardship and have a family income that falls within the income criteria established by the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education – EOF Central