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OUR MISSION:

The Academic Foundations Center provides academic opportunities, resources, and support programs primarily for underrepresented students to achieve success through education.

AFC Operating Status: Hours of Operation from 8:30 – 4:30 pm. Please contact staff members through email. Should you need immediate assistance from an AFC staff member, please contact 973-353-3577.

The Academic Foundations Center (AFC) is comprised of academic and service programs that ensure the success of students enrolled at Rutgers University – Newark through college graduation. AFC combines strong instruction and tutorial services with the personal, financial and career counseling support necessary for academic and social advancement. These features are integral to the success of our students.

Additional pillars supporting our success are strong partnerships with academic departments, the Rutgers Learning Center (RLC) and student support units at the University. A deeply committed faculty at all levels within the AFC ensures the academic integrity of our programs and an equally committed counseling staff ensures appropriate high quality support for our students.

Educational Opportunity Fund Program

is designed to assist New Jersey residents who are low income undergraduate students at Rutgers University-Newark.

Student Support Services Program

is designed to assist first generation, low income and disabled undergraduate students at Rutgers University-Newark.

McNair Scholars Program

is designed to assist first generation, low income, and underrepresented undergraduate students at Rutgers University-Newark who want to pursue graduate study.

Newark College Institute

is designed to prepare undergraduate students to meet the demand for highly educated professional employees by providing the participants with real world professional and personal development skills and exposure to various career opportunities and industry leaders.

Partnerships

is designed to engage with various key partners, especially from Newark, to promote student development opportunities available on campus and in the community.

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

is designed to assist underrepresented undergraduate students at Rutgers University-Newark who want to pursue a career in a STEM field.