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Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) assists low-income undergraduate students who need considerable financial aid to help pay for college2.

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 are attending.

To get an FSEOG, you must first complete and submit the . This allows your college to determine how much financial need you qualify for.

Complete and submit the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 of the year before you plan to start school, because each participating school receives a limited amount of FSEOG funds each year. Once they have been awarded, 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.

Who is eligible for the FSEOG2?

Eligibility for the FSEOG is based on your answers on the . Undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need and have a low Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number are eligible.

Eligible students for the FSEOG:

  • Undergraduate students who’ve demonstrated strong financial need and who have not earned a bachelor’s or graduate degree.
  • Federal Pell Grant recipients receive priority.

Basic requirements for the FSEOG:

  • Completed and submitted the .
  • Enrolled in participating school.

Completing and submitting the FAFSA is necessary to be eligible for ALL forms of federal financial aid, including grants, work-study, and federal student loans.

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