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Undergraduate Eligibility

To participate in the School of Nursing Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program, students must meet the following eligibility requirements

  • Must demonstrate an educationally and economically disadvantaged background
  • Must be a New Jersey resident 12 consecutive months prior to receiving the award
  • Must apply and be accepted to a participating New Jersey college or university
  • Must meet the academic criteria as set by the institution of choice
  • Must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application.

Gross income and assets must fall within the criteria shown:

2022-2023 EOF Income Eligibility Scale with Asset Cap Calculation

Gross Income
(Not to Exceed)
Max. Asset Cap
(Not to Exceed)
1 $25,760 $5,152
2 $34,840 $6,968
3 $43,920 $8,784
4 $53,000 $10,600
5 $62,080 $12,416
6 $71,160 $14,232
7 $80,240 $16,048
8 $89,320 $17,864
*** Add $9080 for each
additional family member
Add $1816 for each
additional family member


For more information regarding income eligibility please visit:


How to Apply for Admissions

  • First Year Students
  • Transfer Students 
    • Non-Rutgers students cannot transfer directly into the Nursing program. You must first enroll in an academic unit at Rutgers University and complete the School of Nursing requirements before considering the School-to-School transfer route.
    • Please visit the SON Admissions website for additional information regarding the School to School Transfer process.

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Information for Guidance Counselors

  • Please note that Rutgers University Undergraduate Admissions MUST complete their audit for Fall 2021 enrollment.  Final, official, graduated high school transcripts MUST be submitted. Please email the official transcript directly to our Office of Undergraduate Admissions at


Financial Aid Information

  • In order for an incoming admitted student to be confirmed eligible for EOF, the Office of Financial Aid must do a full income verification which requires students to submit specific documents.
  • Students may track and review a list of required documents in your financial aid portal by clicking on the check requirement documents button below.

Check Required Financial Aid Documents

All admitted SN-EOF first year scholars will be assigned an EOF counselor to assist with completing the process by May 15th.


Important Financial Aid Deadlines

  • 2022-2023 FAFSA Available Online – Friday, October 1
  • Incoming Students FAFSA Filing Deadline – Wednesday, December 1


For assistance with the application process or if you have general questions about admissions to the SN-EOF program, please contact our Senior Counselor and Admissions Administrator:

Ms. Paula Venable at or 973-353-3840

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