The core anchors of the Rutgers University-Newark EOF program offer a systemic support to ensure students complete their college education.
Standardized Tests Now Optional for 2021 Applicants
Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional for students applying for spring or fall 2021 admission.
Eligible EOF Scholars will receive an EOF grant each semester as part of their financial aid package. New Jersey EOF Scholars who are program compliant can also apply to receive financial assistance for summer session courses as continuing students and other academic opportunities to enhance their experience.
The EOF program can provide financial help, but you and your family are asked to contribute toward the educational expenses as determined by a federally mandated formula, which uses information you provide on the FAFSA to calculate the amount of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Financial assistance will vary depending upon your need as determined by the FAFSA and the availability of funds.
EOF Summer Institute
If you are admitted to one of Rutgers' undergraduate schools as a first-year EOF Scholar, you must attend and successfully complete a free five- to six-week Summer Institute that is designed to smooth your transition from high school to college and sharpen your English, math, and/or science skills. You'll meet new friends, and your EOF Summer Institute tuition and other educational expenses will be paid for. Attendance and successful completion of the EOF Summer Institute, which begins toward the end of June 2017, is a requirement for fall semester enrollment at Rutgers.
Advising and Counseling
Before the fall semester begins, your EOF advisers will help you plan an academic program to meet your interests and needs. Your undergraduate school will provide you with tutorial services and a special staff of academic, career, and peer counselors. With this support, you'll be able to identify your academic strengths, overcome limitations, and define career fields that interest you. In addition, all of the university's other resources are available to help you succeed at Rutgers.