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Supplemental Education Grants As Financial Aid Option

The Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant or FSEOG is a government financial aid program dedicated to helping low income students pay for their post secondary education The FSEOG is a supplemental grant designed to augment any loans and/or grants for which an undergraduate student has already qualified.

What Is The FSEOG?

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants are awarded to those undergraduate students who can demonstrate the greatest financial need. Priority is given to those students with the lowest projected Expected Family Contributions (EFC). These grants are made available by the Federal government through more than 3800 participating colleges and universities.

Once a student has submitted their Free Application for Federal Student Aid the information provided will be used to determine if they qualify for any Federal grants including the Pell grant and the FSEOG. Students who qualify for the Pell grant and/or the Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant will be notified through their Federal Student Aid Report.

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Do I Qualify for the FSEOG?

In order to qualify for a Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant students will need to show extreme financial need and possess a low Expected Family Contribution rating. Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your first step to determining your eligibility. Other factors used to determine eligibility include:

  • You are an undergraduate student enrolled in a participating accredited university.
  • You are pursuing a Bachelor's degree.
  • You have never received a Bachelor's degree before.
  • You are a U.S. citizen.
  • You have not been found to be in default on any student loans.
  • Your grades meet the minimum requirements (usually a 2.0 GPA).

How Do I Apply for the FSEOG?

As with all Federal financial aid you will need to fill out and submit a FAFSA in order to be considered for any of the government's student loan or grant programs. The information you provide on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid will be used to determine your eligibility for any Federal Aid programs. When your FAFSA has been reviewed you will receive a student Aid Report detailing any and all programs for which you have qualified, including the FSEOG.