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Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

About The FSEOG

As with Federal Pell Grants, this is another grant for people with exceptional financial needs. Not all schools participate, so check with your specific school’s financial aid office to see if you can apply for this grant. If so, the FSEOG Grant, or Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, is administered by the school’s financial aid office. It is available to undergraduate students who meet he requirements, and does not need to be repaid.

Are You Eligible for a FSEOG?

The eligibility requirements for an FSEOG Grant are relatively straight forward as they are with other federal grants:

  • Fill out a Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Show that your families contribution towards your tuition will be zero
  • Be an undergraduate enrolled in a Bachelor’s program
  • Must be pursuing your first Bachelor’s degree
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • GPA above 2.0
  • Not been in default on another student loan
  • Not owe any repayment on other grants
  • Must have been awarded a Pell Grant

How Much Money Can I Get?

This grant allows for a person to receive anywhere from $100-$4,000 per year depending on the level of financial need. You will need to complete a FAFSA form so the school can determine the amount of financial need.

Keep in mind that unlike a Federal Pell Grant, a school is only given a certain amount of money to fund an FSEOG grant. Once that money is gone, there is no more to be given for that year regardless of whether you meet the requirement. So get going early if you want to get your hands FSEOG money.

How Will I Be Notified?

After completing your FAFSA, you will be notified by mail or email. Because the school is given the money for an FSEOG, they will administer it, and apply it to your tuition, room & board, or send you a check.

How to Maintain a FSEOG?

The requirements for continuing to get the FSEOG grant each year are fairly straight forward. You must continue to be enrolled as an undergraduate student that has not previously completed a bachelor’s degree.

As with other Federal grants, you will need to complete a FASFA each year to ensue you are still eligible, and for how much.