Educational Opportunity Fund
EOF (Educational Opportunity Fund)
Through this alternative admissions program, Rowan admits students who otherwise might be shut out of a college education because of their lack of funds and limited academic preparation. In addition to being New Jersey residents who meet certain academic and financial requirements specified by the Admissions Office, EOF applicants must demonstrate motivation, determination and the potential to succeed at the university level. Once accepted into the program, EOF students have access to a support system that is specially tailored to meet their needs, offering intensive counseling, supplemental instruction, tutoring and workshops.
Admission to EOF
The EOF Program is open to New Jersey residents who have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent, are interested in attending college full-time and meet the financial guidelines. To qualify financially, students living with their parents or guardian must have a family income of less than $39,060, for a family of three. Larger families or extenuating circumstances allow for higher income levels. Independent students are evaluated on the same income scale, according to the number of dependents they have.
Applying to EOF
If you wish to apply to the EOF Program, use the EOF Freshman application online, or file the paper Freshman application along with the EOF confidential questionnaire.
- Submit your official high school transcript
- Complete an interview with a Rowan Admissions Counselor
- Demonstrate need for substantial financial aid
- Provide two letters of recommendation from teachers and/or counselors
- File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and indicate on the FAFSA that Rowan University should receive a copy of the analysis.
- Submit the EOF Information Profile
If you are living with your parents at the time of your application, you must send the University a copy of your parents' (both, if applicable) most recent W-2 statement of wage earnings or income tax return. After you submit your application for admission and all financial aid forms and complete an interview, the Admissions Office will consider you for admission as an EOF student.
Counseling and Tutoring Services
Along with the list of benefits below, the EOF program grants you access to these special services designed to support you throughout your college experience.
- Regularly scheduled one-on-one meetings with EOF counselors, who can help you with a range of issues, whether academic, financial or personal, as well as career planning and graduate school admissions
- Individual and group tutoring sessions which are provided by the Tutoring Center, free of charge
- Study skills workshops
- Leadership skills workshops