EOF Application Process

To apply for the Educational Opportunity Fund grant, a student must:

  • Apply and be Accepted to Bergen Community College
  • Be eligible for the EOF grant (See EOF Eligibility)
  • File a Free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) – note deadlines below. This must be done prior to submitting your EOF application:
  • Complete an EOF Application. You can use the paper OR online application. Please note the EOF application deadlines below:
  • Upon review of your application and documentation, you will be contacted by an EOF counselor to make an appointment for an interview to review your eligibility.
  • Please bring the following documents to your interview with an EOF Counselor:
    • 2015 STUDENT’S SSI Benefits or Tax Return Transcripts from IRS.
    • 2015 PARENT’S SSI Benefits or Tax Return Transcripts from IRS.
    • Non-filer statement from IRS. (if applicable)
    • Welfare Letter (if applicable)
    • High School Diploma or Final Transcripts
    • GED Certificate or Scores (if applicable)
    • Permanent Resident Card (if you are not a citizen)
    • EOF Transfer Form (if transferring from another EOF program)
    • Letter from DYFS (if ward of the state)
    • Court Documents pertaining to custody or guardianship (if applicable)

EOF Application deadlines

  • November 1st- Fall Semester
  • March 1st- Spring Semester

FAFSA Deadlines

  • October 1, 2016: 2017-2018 FAFSA available
  • March 17, 2017: BCC Priority Deadline to submit 2017-2018
  • April 15, 2017: NJ HESAA Deadline for CONTINUING students to submit 2017-2018 FAFSA
  • September 15, 2017: NJ HESAA Deadline for NEW students to submit 2017-2018 FAFSA

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” Martin Luther King, Jr.