It is the mission of The College of New Jersey’s Educational Opportunity Fund Program to provide access to The College for highly motivated state residents who exhibit the potential for academic and career success. The EOF Program is designed for those students who are from backgrounds of “historical poverty” and who have lacked access to quality education preparation to attend college. The EOF Program maximizes the participants’ chances of success by providing quality academic support, supplemental instruction, and financial assistance. The EOF Program’s purpose is to ensure the participants membership in The College community of learners and scholars and to ensure the participants persistence to graduation. The Program strives to keep the participants knowledgeable about factors such as financial aid and academic policies, which impacts upon their success.