Understanding the FSEOG
The FSEOG assists low-income undergraduate students who need a lot of financial aid to help pay for college. Awards can range from $100 to $4,000 a year, depending on the amount of other aid you receive and the availability of grant funds at the school you’re attending.footnote 1
To get an FSEOG, you must first complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). This lets your college determine how much financial need you qualify for.
Complete and submit the FAFSA as soon as possible beginning in December because each participating school receives a limited amount of FSEOG funds each year. Once they've been awarded, that's it. No additional funds are available. Check your school's website or contact their financial aid office for specific deadlines. You can also visit the official FSEOG website.