Financial Aid – The SEOG Grant


The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is usually awarded to undergraduates from low-income families, and, as it is a strength, not require repayment, unlike student loans. As last year (2009), the grants provided under FSEOG program anywhere from $ 100 to $ 4000 per year. In order to provide proof of their eligibility for the grant FSEOG Grant, students must fill out a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The successful receipt and evaluation of this form, their application will be either granted or denied, by the information contained therein.

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant was implemented in 1966, and since that time has given many millions of dollars to students from low-income families. Since 2009, FSEOG program was next to the Pell Grant program in terms of being the largest federal awards grants.

In order to meet the criteria necessary to qualify for receiving FSEOG award, students must meet three main criteria: first, they must be enrolled in a university undergraduate in one of 4,000 participating universities. Second, the applicant should be a US citizen. Finally, the student must demonstrate ‘great financial need. “By filling out the FAFSA form, the student automatically candidates for FSEOG, so there is no need to fill out a separate application.

Students in receipt of Federal Pell Grant and those with the lowest expected family contributions-will be first in line to be considered for FSEOG. The main deadline for submitting FAFSAs is June 30, however, with regard to state financial assistance, individual countries will have their own deadlines, so be sure to look at the FAFSA website to be sure of the dates.

With respect to the receipt FSEOG award, students should get FAFSAs them in on time, and should also ensure that they maintain a good academic record while also be enrolled in a minimum of six units. If these conditions are no longer satisfied in full, FSEOG payments may stop. In addition, students may want to see what others federal grants be available to them in order to maximize the potential of its funding while attending school and minimize financial difficulties they may face later.