Educational Opportunity Fund Program (EOF)

Educational Opportunity Fund Program (EOF)

Mission

The mission of the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program at Saint Peter’s University is to provide students who come from disadvantaged academic and economic backgrounds with the necessary skills to enroll and successfully complete their college education. Furthermore, the EOF Program provides a bridge by which to close the gap between students’ initial status and their academic development, and therefore, to build a stronger and more diverse student body.

eof students

Benefits of EOF

Pre-College Summer Academy

  • Gain a jump start to your college career
  • Earn 3 college credits in History-122
  • Develop skills in Reading, Writing, and Math
  • Access free tutoring
  • Network with professors and administrators
  • Learn about resources on campus
  • Establish friendships with EOF students

Student Involvement Opportunities

    • Academic, professional and personal coaching
    • Peer mentoring
    • EOF Student Association
    • Chi Alpha Epsilon Academic Honor Society

Must have a 3.0 GPA or better for two consecutive semesters

Steps to Join EOF

  • Complete FAFSA, Saint Peter’s University Code: 2638
  • Submit a completed application to Saint Peter’s University
  • Complete the EOF Interest Form
  • Retrieve 2018 IRS Tax Return Transcript available at www.irs.gov
  • Schedule an Interview with an EOF Counselor (between January through May)
  • Attend mandatory 4-week Summer Academy

EOF Funding Guidelines

  • Students who are accepted into the EOF Program will receive a $2,650 annual grant ($1,325 per semester based on eligibility)
  • Eligibility is based on household income, please refer to the chart below:
2019-2020 EOF Income Eligibility Scale with Asset Cap Calculation
Applicants with a Household Size of Gross Income Not
To Exceed
1 $24,280.00
2 $32,920.00
3 $41,560.00
4 $50,200.00
5 $58,840.00
6 $67,480.00
7 $76,120.00
8 $84,760.00
*** Add $8,640 for each
additional family member