Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant – Most undergraduate students with financial aid searching for a grant may have heard the Federal Pell Grant. However, this is not the only grant that’s coming from our government. The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) can be your option too, especially because it doesn’t have to be repaid after graduation. Today we will show you what can you do to determine whether you are eligible for the supplemental educational opportunity grant.
The FSEOG grant is a joint program from the federal government and the school. The rule is that the school should financially participate in the program’s funding, and the institution should cover one dollar for every three dollars covered by the federal money.
Note that not all schools participate in this program, so ask around your school / college / university office for clear information about the FSEOG program. Another difference between FSEOG VS Pell grant is the continuity of the program for the respective school. The funding for FSEOG grant may be available for this year, but there is no guarantee that the next year the school will still provide the financial assistance program.
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Eligibility
Just like the Federal Pell Grant, the FSEOG is granted for undergraduate students with unmet financial need. To determine your eligibility for the FSEOG, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. The government then will determine whether you are eligible for this grant or not. The application can be submitted starting from January 1st each year. Completing the FAFSA is your door to get any other Federal grant.
How much money will I get from Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant?
Depending on the funding, your EFC, general financial need, and several other factors, most students will receive between $100 and $4,000. There are three possible ways that the grant money is given, depending on each college’s policy. Your school or college may credit your account, give you a check, or combine these two methods. For each term, your college or university will provide the payment.
- Usually Federal Pell Grant recipients are also eligible for the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant. The FSEOG grant may be given for students who really are the neediest for any financial assistance. Usually the FSEOG grant is given for Pell Grants recipients with the lowest expected family contributions (EFCs)
- It is best to submit the FAFSA application as soon as possible. The number of federal grants available each year is limited, while the Pell Grant and FSEOG grant are two of the most sought after in United States.
- Submitting the FAFSA application as soon as possible also increases your chance to receive maximum allocation money for the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant.
- Along with Pell Grant, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is the door for other types of grants coming from various institutions.
FSEOG Contact Information
You can find complete information about this financial assistance by visiting the links available on our reference below. If you need further assistance about completing your FAFSA, you can contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC)
For general information about Federal student aid programs, assistance in completing the FAFSA, and information about FAFSA on the Web, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) at 1-800-433-3243
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Program
- FSEOG (Grants)
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants
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