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Admission Eligibility/Procedures

The Montclair State EOF Program seeks students who demonstrate potential for high achievement. If you would like to experience the EOF advantage and become a member of the EOF community, we encourage you to apply!

EOF Freshman Admissions

Visit the EOF Freshman Admissions web page to review the full information and to complete:

  • Financial components for pre-qualification; financial documents required
  • Academic Eligibility
  • Other requirements for admission

EOF Admission Counselor: Arturo Fernandez 

State Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for admission through the EOF Program (View State Requirement website), you must:

  • Reside in New Jersey for at least one year prior to submitting your admission’s application to the university
  • Have received a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate
  • Meet the NJ State Higher Education income criteria  (see chart below)

2024-2025 EOF Income Eligibility Scale with Asset Cap Calculation

Applicants with a Household Size of Gross Income (Not to Exceed) Max. Asset Cap (Not to Exceed)
1 $29,160 $5,832
2 $39,440 $7,888
3 $49,720 $9,944
4 $60,000 $12,000
5 $70,280 $14,056
6 $80,560 $16,112
7 $90,840 $18,168
8 $101,120 $20,224
8+ Add $10,280 for each additional family member. Add $2,056 for each additional family member.

EOF Transfer Student

Visit the EOF Transfer Student web page to review:

  • Academic Eligibility
  • Required documents demonstrating your EOF financial eligibility

EOF Transfer Counselor: Lisa Garrity

EOF Transfer Information Contact: Melissa Pecora

EOF Internal Transfer Inquiry Form

EOF Graduate Grant

The objective of the graduate EOF program is to increase participation in graduate and professional study of New Jersey residents from backgrounds of historical poverty. Students who received EOF grants as undergraduates shall be given priority consideration for EOF graduate grants however, to be considered for the graduate grant you must apply for the grant every academic year, the grant does not automatically roll over. These grants are renewable based upon continued eligibility.

Graduate Eligibility (View State Requirement website for more details.

  1. Must demonstrate an educationally and economically disadvantaged background
  2. Must be a New Jersey resident 12 consecutive months prior to receiving the award
  3. Must apply and be accepted to a participating New Jersey college or university
  4. Must be a full-time graduate student as defined by the institution
  5. Must meet the financial eligibility criteria as defined in the undergraduate section above
  6. Must be in a degree/certificate program with a minimum requirement of 24 equivalent semester hours and be at least one academic year in duration.

EOF Graduate Grant Contact:  Carmen Reyes-Cuevas

EOF Graduate Grant Inquiry Form