The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a need-based grant that is available to those who have significant financial need, as proven by appropriate completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is available only during the undergraduate term of the student’s post-secondary education. This grant does not have to be repaid.
To be eligible for a Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) you must be a U.S. citizen with significant financial need. This is a highly competitive grant process that awards funding to offset tuition and related expenses for students who could not otherwise afford college tuition. If you have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, your application will automatically be evaluated for the FSEOG award. You need not complete additional applications or file additional paperwork.
The U. S. Department of Education (USDE) will use the information collected in the completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to identify eligible students and notify the student’s college or university.
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 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.
If you have not yet completed (or renewed) your FAFSA form for the upcoming academic year, you may do so by visiting the FAFSA website: (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov).