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Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) may be offered to some degree-seeking undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need based on data provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Eligible Levels

Only available for undergraduate-level students who have not earned a bachelor's, graduate, or professional degree.

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Eligibility Criteria

Students may be considered for this grant if:

  1. They complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the March 1 priority deadline for each upcoming aid year, and
  2. They meet the exceptional financial need and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) requirements (which can vary by aid year), and
  3. They have been admitted into a degree-seeking undergraduate program, and
  4. They have not earned a bachelor's, graduate, or professional degree.

The Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is a limited-funds program, so not all students will be offered the grant - even if they meet eligibility requirements. Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so we encourage all students to submit their FAFSA's as early as possible after it becomes available each October 1.

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Enrollment Requirements

The FSEOG requires students to be enrolled at least half-time in federal aid-eligible courses.

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Limits

Students cannot receive the FSEOG after receiving a bachelor's, graduate, or professional degree. Financial aid for each aid year also cannot exceed a student's cost of attendance.

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Additional Information and Requirements

  • Eligibility is partially based on exceptional financial need based on data the student provides on their FAFSA. If that information changes due to making changes to the FAFSA, verification, or conflicting information, that could change eligibility for the grant.
  • Funding is limited, so not all eligible students will receive the grant.
  • Students must continue to meet satisfactory academic progress standards for financial aid eligibility.
  • FSEOG funds usually do not need to be repaid except for some limited circumstances.
  • Additional information is available on the Federal Student Aid FSEOG website.

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How to Apply

To be considered for the FSEOG, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the March 1 priority deadline for each upcoming aid year.

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