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EOF Proposed Amendements: Comments Requested

Please be advised that the New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Board of Directors has proposed amendments to the Educational Opportunity Fund Administrative Procedures and Policies rules at N.J.A.C. 9A:11-2.8, 5.4, & 6.1.

The proposed amendments to the EOF rules at N.J.A.C. 9A:11-2.8, 5.4 & 6.1 will allow the EOF Board of Directors to permit high school students who participate in either a dual enrollment program or an advanced college preparatory program (where the student has earned either an associate’s degree or 24 or more college credits as part of their completion requirements to earn a high school diploma) to eligible for participation in the EOF pre-first year summer program and to realign the EOF funding priority consideration for students who participated within a dual enrolment program or an advanced college preparatory program. Additionally, pursuant to section 1 of P.L. 2018, c. 144 (N.J.S.A. 18A:3B-78), the proposed amendments to N.J.A.C. 9A:11-2.8 have been proposed to bring EOF regulations into alignment with the law that permits participating county colleges to award an EOF academic term grant to students who are enrolled in a three-plus-one program during the student’s third academic year of the program.

Full text of the proposed amendments can be found in the September 3, 2019 New Jersey Register or on the OSHE website under “Decisions and Rules”, labeled “Proposed Amendments to Educational Opportunity Fund Regulations N.J.A.C. 9A:11-2.8, 5.4, & 6.1.”

Comments must be submitted by November 2, 2019 to:

Dr. Hasani Carter
EOF Executive Director
Office of the Secretary of Higher Education
P.O. Box 542
Trenton, NJ 08625-0542

or via email: hasani.carter@oshe.nj.gov

Guidebook

The 15th Biennial Tri-State Consortium of Opportunity Programs in Higher Education Conference has gone mobile! We’re excited to announce we have a brand new mobile guide for you to use on Guidebook! Get the guide to access the most up-to-date information about our event, including schedules, maps, and much more. Visit your phone’s app store to download the free Guidebook app.

Open the Guidebook app and look for the “15th Biennial Tri-State Consortium of Opportunity Programs in Higher Education Conference” guide. If you cannot find our guide using our name on the search feature, please use their search function. Select the option to “Enter passphrase” and enter Tristate19 to download our guide.

This app will serve as the conference program so you should download Guidebook to your device before you come to the conference. There will be real-time updates so stay tuned.

Where Opportunity Meets Innovation: A Student-Centered Vision

The Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) for New Jersey has published “A Student-Centered Vision for New Jersey Higher Education”. Visit the OSHE website to learn more.

This is the New Jersey State Plan for Higher Education that is dedicated to making higher education in the state more affordable and accessible for its residents.

Carl Heastie, New York State Assemblyman, Supports EOP

This video was recorded last week at the SUNY EOP Advocacy event in Albany, NY. The event was sponsored by United University Professions (UUP), the union which represents SUNY faculty and staff. The video features New York State Assemblyman Carl Heastie pledging his support for opportunity programs.

Locked Out of the Future

This resource from Education Reform Now may be of interest to you.

“Locked Out of the Future: How New Jersey’s Higher Education System Serves Students Inequitably and Why it Matters” (PDF) by Konrad Mugglestone and Michael Dannenberg offers a high-level overview of enrollment need and patterns; examines inequities in college preparation, affordability, and completion; and analyzes existing state spending for institutions and programs designed to make college more affordable.