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Educational Opportunity Fund


Ramapo College Office of Admissions

McBride House
505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430

p: (201) 684-7300
f: (201) 684-7964

The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) was created by law in 1968 to ensure meaningful access to higher education for those who come from backgrounds of economic and educational disadvantage. The Fund assists low-income New Jersey residents who are capable and motivated but lack adequate preparation for college study. The Fund provides supplemental financial aid to help cover college costs that are not covered by the state’s Tuition Aid Grant as well as supports a wide array of campus-based outreach and support services.

The Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program at Ramapo College of New Jersey provides meaningful access to higher education for qualified New Jersey students impacted by historical poverty. The EOF experience offers comprehensive support services and alumni connections to promote retention and progress through graduation. Information about the services and resources offered can be found on the Ramapo EOF Program website.

Ramapo’s EOF Program

Admission to Ramapo College through the EOF Program is dependent on meeting both academic and financial eligibility requirements. Financial eligibility for the NJ EOF Program is the same across the state and is determined by required financial documentation as well as the student’s financial aid application.

For questions about applying to the EOF Program, email

For questions about the EOF Program and services provided, email



Application Deadlines


Fall 2024 Application Deadlines

  • August 1 –  Final Transfer and Readmit Deadline

Spring 2025 Application Deadlines

  • December 1 – Final Freshmen, Transfer and Readmit Deadline

Fall 2025 Application Deadlines

  • November 1 – Early Decision (binding)
  • December 15 – Early Action, Priority Scholarship Deadline, Final Deadline for Nursing and Honors program applicants
  • February 1 – Final Freshmen Regular Decision
  • February 1 –  Accelerated Nursing Transfer/2nd Degree
  • May 1 – Priority Scholarship Transfer
  • July 1 –  Final Transfer and Readmit

Admission Decisions

If you applied using the Common Application or our online application, you may check the status of your application any time by logging into our system.


Ramapo College offers merit-based scholarships for Fall 2024 freshmen applicants. Freshmen applications MUST be received by December 15, 2023 and complete by January 3, 2024 to be considered. Click here for more details.

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