ERIC Number: ED096897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul-1
Reference Count: N/A
Fourth Annual Report of the Educational Opportunity Fund. 1972-1974.
New Jersey State Dept. of Higher Education, Trenton.
The primary purpose of the Educational Opportunity Fund (E.O.F.) is to enable educationally and economically disadvantaged students to obtain a college education by extending financial aid and academic supportive services that will increase their chances of succeeding in an accredited college curriculum. Once the students are enrolled, the emphasis of the E.O.F. program is to minimize attrition and to maximize graduation. The E.O.F. is now aiding approximately 13,000 low-income, educationally disadvantaged students at 48 public and independent colleges in New Jersey and other states. The program is supported entirely by state funds, and distributes these funds directly to students (through grants) and to institutions to enable them to maintain supportive services for their students. The E.O.F. is discussed in detail, including purpose and structure, criteria, student needs, student performance, program components, students' career goals, and student composition. Appendixes include tables related to the text and financial-aid guidelines. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Higher Education, Trenton.