Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a federal financial aid program in the United States that provides grants to eligible undergraduate students with exceptional financial need to help them pay for their education. Here are some key features and details about the FSEOG:
FSEOG is a need-based financial aid program, which means that eligibility for the grant is determined primarily by the financial circumstances of the student and their family. Students with the greatest financial need receive priority for this grant.
FSEOG is subject to limited funding, and the amount of money available for this program can vary from year to year. Therefore, it's important for eligible students to apply for financial aid early to increase their chances of receiving FSEOG funds.
The specific amount of FSEOG aid can vary depending on a variety of factors, including the student's financial need, the total cost of attending their chosen college or university, and the availability of funds at their institution. In general, FSEOG grants can range from $100 to $4,000 per academic year.
To be eligible for FSEOG, students typically need to meet certain criteria, including:
Being a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
Being an undergraduate student pursuing their first bachelor's degree.
Demonstrating exceptional financial need, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Enrolling or being accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program.
Maintaining satisfactory academic progress as defined by the institution.
Students interested in receiving FSEOG funds must complete the FAFSA, which is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The information provided on the FAFSA is used to calculate the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which determines the student's financial need and their eligibility for FSEOG.
FSEOG funds are awarded directly to participating colleges and universities. These institutions then distribute the funds to eligible students based on their financial need and the availability of FSEOG funds at the institution.
FSEOG grants are not automatically renewed. Students must reapply for financial aid each year by submitting a new FAFSA to determine their continued eligibility.
No Repayment Required
One of the significant advantages of FSEOG is that it is a grant, not a loan. This means that students who receive FSEOG funds do not have to repay the money, making it a valuable resource for those with financial need.
Additional details for this grant, as well as all financial aid policies, can be found in the academic catalog.