The Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Program assist low income undergraduate students finance the cost of a college education. the FSEOG is considered a need-based grant. Eligible students have this grant available at approximately 3,800 participating institutions. As per the United States Education Department website, “The FSEOG awards must be awarded to students with “exceptional need” (those with the lowest Expected Family Contributions, or EFCs, at the institution) and those who are also Federal Pell Grant recipients (see # 84.063, also under topical heading Federal Student Aid)”.
Like the Federal Pell Grant, the FSEOG does not have to be paid back. As a student, you are required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for the for an FSEOG.
As you begin your college search, ask the financial aid office of the institutions you are considering if the FSEOG program is available. Make sure to get any critical deadlines that need to be met to qualify to avoid missing out on being considered.
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