Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Information Site

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a grant that is awarded to students in need of financial aid. It is a type of federal grant that is awarded college undergraduate program students and does not need to be repaid. A student awarded with the FSEOG is given anything between $100.00 and $4,000.00 per year depending on the gravity of the person’s financial aid need.

Application is simply done online but several FSEOG requirements must be met: (1) A person is eligible for the FSEOG if he or she is a U.S. citizen. (2) The full-time student must have a filled out FAFSA form—the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. And finally, (3) if the person is in significant financial need of funding for college.

In 2009, a total amount of $958,816,000 was awarded to financial aid students. In 2010, the total amount remained the same.  Those who have applied under the Federal Student Aid programs have accepted an average of $762.00 each, but the amount was not limited since students had accepted grants up to $4,000.00. The more severe the need of a student, the bigger the amount that is granted.

Other stats from 2010:

  • Total funding available: $958,816,000
  • Number of New Awards Anticipated: 1,302,740
  • Average New Award: $736
  • Range of New Awards: Up to $4,000

Receiving the award is done through either check, or the grant may directly be credited by the school. Notification is done through e-mail or snail mail.    For more information, applicants may contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center at (800) 433-3243 or (800) 4FED-AID.

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) provides money for school to students with exceptional financial need.

The federal government provides up to 75% of this money and the school provides the rest. This money is not guaranteed by the government and may vary form school year to school year.

If the school does not use its entire share of the FSEOG money, the Department of Education will not allocate as much money to that school for the next school year.

If you are not eligible for the FSEOG grant, you might be eligible for the Pell Grant. This is another grant that does not have to be paid back.
You can also read up on the Federal Stafford Loan Program.