EOP Eligibility

An eligible student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a resident of New Jersey.
  2. Have a combined SAT score of 1050 or better, or ACT of 23 or better
  3. Be a high school graduate with a C+ average or above in core academic courses
  4. Have strong Math and Science and grades
  5. Be a first-time college student only
  6. Want a technical and scientific education
  7. Have a strong desire to succeed

Educational Opportunity Program students are eligible for various scholarships and they are also involved in other student support service programs.

Students in the Educational Opportunity Program are classified into to separate categories: EOF and EOP Students.


EOF Students

Economically, an EOF student must be a member of a household with a gross annual income which does not exceed the applicable amount set forth in the State Education Department’s guidelines.  The Program does accept a small number of students whose family income exceeds this scale.  The income guidelines which are cited below are subject to change. Contact the EOP Office for current changes in guidelines.


EOP Students

These EOP students have income beyond the charts but desire a strong preparatory summer and college tenure program that is THE WAY TO SUCCESS AT NJIT.The University supports students that do not meet the economic guidelines listed above. These students are EOP students, who must meet the same Admissions criteria as EOF students and participate in all of the activities of the program. The Summer Enrichment Program will cost these students. The cost is $2,000. 


EOF Income Eligibility Scale -- AY 2016-2017

Household Size Gross Income (Not to Exceed)
1  $24,120
2  $32,480
3  $40,840
4  $49,200
5  $57,560
6  $65,920
7  $74,280
8  $82,640
  Add $8,360 for each additional member of the household


Maximum Income Eligibility for Discretionary Students

Household Size Gross Income (Not to Exceed)
1 $33,889
2 $45,634
3 $57,380
4 $69,126
5 $80,872
6 $92,618
7 $104,363
8 $116,109                          
  Add $11,746 for each additional member of the household.