Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) are intended for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. These grants are issued by the financial aid offices at participating schools. Keep in mind that not all schools participate.
If you are already the recipient of a Federal Pell Grant, you will take priority when being considered for an FSEOG.
Depending on how great your financial need is, you can receive between $100 and $4,000 per year. The amount you receive also depends on when you apply, the amount of other financial aid you are receiving, and the availability of funds at your school. Because not all schools participate in this program, you should check with the financial aid offices at your school to make sure they take part in the program.
Unlike Federal Pell Grants which award funds to all eligible students, FSEOG funds are finite. Once the full amount of your school’s FSEOG funds have been awarded, no more grants can be issued, even if the student is eligible and qualifies for aid. For this reason, you should apply as early as possible to ensure you receive a larger amount of financial aid.
To apply for a Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, fill out the FAFSA online. As always, the sooner you complete and submit it the better, though you can apply as late as June 30 and still be considered for all forms of federal financial aid.
Don’t forget: you must resubmit the FAFSA every year that you attend school to continue receiving financial aid.