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Freshman Admission

 

In order to be considered for admission into the EEO/EOF Program at Kean University, an applicant:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Is required to be a New Jersey resident for at least one year prior to enrollment at Kean University
  • Must apply for admission as an EOF Freshman instead of as a Freshman
  • Must fully complete the admissions application process
  • Must meet the income eligibility guidelines for household income based on size as determined annually by the State of New Jersey, Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, Educational Opportunity Fund
  • Has an educational background that shows need for improvement of academic skills
  • Intends to enroll full-time (at least 12-credits per semester)
  • May attend a high school and/or live in a targeted socio-economic area as identified by the State of New Jersey, Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, Educational Opportunity Fund
  • May have successfully completed a New Jersey Gear UP/College Bound/Upward Bound  Program
  • May have a sibling who was or is enrolled in an EOF Program in NJ
  • May be eligible for government assistance and/or educational programs for low-income or disadvantaged populations (TRIO programs, free and reduced breakfast/lunch, food stamps)

 

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Applying to the EEO/EOF Program

 

  • Fill out an undergraduate admissions application online at www.kean.edu before May 1, 2018.
  • Make sure to indicate you are applying for the EEO/EOF Program by selecting “EEO/EOF Freshman" on the Common Application or Kean University online application.

 

  • Submit the following documents to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions:
  • Official high school transcript
  • Standardized test score results (SAT and/or ACT)
  • Essay (Recommended, but may be requested)
  • Two letters of recommendation (Recommended, but may be requested)
  • $75.00 application fee or application fee waiver request from your school/guidance counselor
  • Upon receipt of all academic documents, processing will continue to the Financial Services Review.

Academic Profile for an EEO/EOF Applicant at Kean University:

  • Minimum cumulative 2.4 GPA
  • Minimum 880 SAT for the combined Math and Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) sections only or ACT composite score of 16 to be considered for admission to the EEO/EOF Program.

PLEASE NOTE:  All applications will be reviewed.  It is suggested that applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements submit marking period grades, as well as letters of recommendation, essay, financial documentation (listed below) and a 2-3 minute video sent to eeo@kean.edu of themselves talking about their academic history, why they want to be a Kean EEO/EOF Freshman, or anything else they think we should know about them.


Resources: 

  • College Board for SAT registration, test dates/locations and results.
  • ACT registration, test dates/locations and results.

 

Financial Services

Financial assistance is offered through the New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF).  For the 2016-2017 academic year, EOF Grants ranged from $1,150 to $1,400 per academic year.

EOF Eligibility

Academic Year 2018-2019*

Applicants with
a Household Size of

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

**

For each additional member of the household add $8,360

To be considered for admission as an EEO/EOF Freshman, you must be eligible for the EOF grant and meet the above household income guideline.  To review your application for EOF eligibility, please complete and submit the following:


If your Parent/Guardian DOES file taxes:

  1. File the 2018-2019 FAFSA (at www.fafsa.gov) available as of October 1, 2016 and well before April 1st.
  2. Provide the 2018-2019 Dependent Verification Worksheet which can be printed here:http://www.kean.edu/sites/default/files/Dep%20Verif%20Wksht%2017-18.pdf
  3. Submit the PARENT 2016 IRS Tax Return Transcript (printed directly from the IRS website or requested for home-mailing, at no cost, from the IRS at www.irs.gov or 1-800-908-9946)
  4. Submit the STUDENT 2016 IRS Tax Return Transcript (printed directly from the IRS website or requested for home-mailing, at no cost, from the IRS at www.irs.gov or 1-800-908-9946).  If the STUDENT worked but did not file taxes, please provide a letter of non-filing from the IRS indicating that you did not file taxes for 2016.
  5. If you are not a U.S. Citizen please provide a copy of your Permanent Resident card

If your Parent/Guardian DOES NOT file taxes:

  1. File the 2018-2019 FAFSA (at www.fafsa.gov) available as of October 1, 2017 and well before April 1st.
  2. Provide the 2018-2019 Dependent Verification Worksheet which can be printed here: http://www.kean.edu/sites/default/files/Dep%20Verif%20Wksht%2017-18.pdf
  3. IF YOUR FAMILY DOES NOT FILE TAXES, please provide 2016 Statements from each of the sources of Income for the household, such as:
  4. -W-2 statement(s) for 2016 if you and/or your parents/guardians worked but did not/will not file taxes
    -Public Assistance Statement (Welfare, Housing Assistance, Food Stamps) for 2016
    -Social Security Statement for 2016
    -Disability Benefits Statement for 2016
    -Pension Benefits Statement for 2016
    -Unemployment Benefits Statement for 2016
    -Child Support Statement for 2016
    -Veterans Benefits Statement for 2016

  5. Submit the STUDENT 2016 IRS Tax Return Transcript (printed directly from the IRS website or requested for home-mailing, at no cost, from the IRS at www.irs.gov or 1-800-908-9946).  If the STUDENT worked but did not file taxes, please provide a letter of non-filing from the IRS indicating that you did not file taxes for 2016.
  6. If you are not a U.S. Citizen please provide a copy of your Permanent Resident card

If you are an Independent Student:

  1. File the 2018-2019 FAFSA (at www.fafsa.gov) available as of October 1, 2017 and well before April 1st.
  2. Provide the 2018-2019 Independent Verification Worksheet which can be printed here:http://www.kean.edu/sites/default/files/Ind%20Verif%20Wksht%2017-18.pdf
  3. Submitted the STUDENT 2016 IRS Income Tax Return Transcript (printed directly from the IRS website or requested for home-mailing, at no cost, from the IRS at www.irs.gov or 1-800-908-9946).  If the STUDENT worked but did not file taxes, please provide a letter of non-filing from the IRS indicating that you did not file taxes for 2016.
  4. Provide the court paperwork or Division of Children and Family Services letter.

Once it has been determined that you meet the EOF eligibility criteria:

  • Offer of admission into the EEO/EOF Program at Kean University will be received.
  • You must attend the required placement testing at Kean University.
  • Attend the EEO/EOF Orientation.
  • Attend the mandatory EEO/EOF Pre-Freshman Summer Program

 

 

   
     
 
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