The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): Grant Amounts
The federally funded Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) provides grants to qualified students who can demonstrate significant financial need. The award is designed to assist students in covering the cost of post-secondary education and is for undergraduates only.
FSEOG funds are allocated to each academic institution by the Department of Education, and funds are awarded to students who demonstrate the greatest financial need based on assets and taxable income, as demonstrated in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form completed by the student and his/her family. FSEOG awards are granted as a supplement to entitlement grants, and no grant repayment is required.
The maximum Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) available to eligible students is $4,000 per year. Awards may be granted in amounts ranging from $100 to $4,000.
The amount received by each student depends on the student’s financial need, other financial aid awarded to the student, and the FSEOG funds available at the academic institution chosen by the student. The award amount is also dependent on the policies of the financial aid office of the school the student is attending.
Applicants should understand that the FSEOG application process is more competitive than the Federal Pell Grant, and priority funding will always be awarded to those with the greatest financial need. Students may be awarded Pell Grants and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants and use it for payment of undergraduate tuition, and associated costs.
The student does not have to complete a separate application to be considered for the FSEOG. To apply for the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), the applicant must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). An electronic version of the FAFSA form is the preferred method for application, and will speed the process when applying for financial aid.
If the student is approved for the FSEOG award, the student tuition account will be either be directly credited through the financial aid office of the school the student attends, or the student may be paid directly by check, or payment may consist of partial direct payment and partial payment to the school. The academic institution must credit the student account at least once during each undergraduate term (quarterly, by semester or trimester).