The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need as determined by the Federal Government when you complete your FAFSA. Only those students who are Pell Grant recipients and who have the lowest expected family contributions, as determined by the FAFSA, will be considered first for a FSEOG. Just like Pell Grants, the FSEOG does not have to be repaid.
How much can I get?
Eligibility for the FSEOG is determined when you complete the FAFSA. If you are eligible, you will automatically be awarded. If awarded, you can receive any where between $100 and $4,000 a year, depending on when you completed the FAFSA, your financial need (determined by FAFSA), the availability of funds and the award policies of the Office of Financial Aid.
If I am eligible, how will I get the (FSEOG) funds?
Your school will apply the FSEOG funds directly to your school costs. You will receive an award notification for this current year for the amount awarded and how it will be disbursed throughout the academic year. Schools must disburse funds at least once per term (semester or payment period). The amount awarded is based on the elements that were mentioned above. In addition, you also have to meet other requirements such as maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress in order to receive funds.