Educational Opportunity Fund

The Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) is a state-sponsored program for students who have the will and potential to do well in college, and require additional academic and financial assistance. Since 1969, EOF at County College of Morris (CCM) has been delivering top-notch academic enrichment services, such as a summer orientation, workshops, seminars, one-on-one counseling, tutoring assistance, professional mentoring, pre-advisement and transfer services. In addition, the program provides online academic support through Blackboard, the college's educational learning platform for online and hybrid courses. Along with academic support, financial assistance is also given as part of the student's financial aid package in the form of a New Jersey state grant, once a student has been selected to participate in the program. Ultimately, EOF provides students with the necessary tools to reach their goal of college success and graduation.

To be considered, all students must complete the EOF application, be accepted to CCM full-time, and have taken the placement exam. Furthermore, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) found on the FAFSA website or the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application  (NJ Dreamers). For returning CCM students looking to apply, there is a 24 earned credit limit. Additional financial documentation is also required and an interview with an EOF staff member must be scheduled to complete the application process. Students can apply for EOF online on the EOF website. For additional information and application completion assistance, students can contact the EOF Office by phone at 973-328-5270 or via email at The EOF office is located in Cohen Hall, Room 211. You can also check out the EOF program on social media - Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

At the State level, EOF contributes to the development of a college-educated public that reflects the diversity of New Jersey, by working in partnership with New Jersey colleges and universities and the K-12 educational system to provide access to higher education for students from families/communities disadvantaged by low income and the lack of access to the quality educational preparation necessary to attend college. The Fund will partner with established pre-college efforts and seek to initiate additional opportunities to identify and prepare students for college at the pre-collegiate level. At the postsecondary level, the access and opportunity provided by the Fund is not limited to simply meeting freshman (or transfer) student enrollment goals but to also focus on student success. In this vein, EOF provides support for educational initiatives, support services, and leadership development activities that assist students to improve their chances of success in specific majors and careers fields and prepares them for the changing world of work and to assume leadership in their communities and the state.