To get an FSEOG, you must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSASM) so your college can determine how much financial need you
have. Students who will receive Federal Pell
Grants and have the most financial need will receive FSEOGs first. The
FSEOG does not need to be repaid.
The FSEOG program is administered directly by the financial aid office at
each participating school and is therefore called “campus-based” aid. Not all
schools participate. Check with your school's financial aid office to find out
if the school offers the FSEOG.
You can receive between $100 and $4,000 a year, depending on your financial
need, when you apply, the amount of other aid you get, and the availability of
funds at your school.
Each participating school receives a certain amount of
FSEOG funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal
Student Aid. Once the full amount of the school’s FSEOG funds has been awarded
to students, no more FSEOG awards can be made for that year. In other words,
FSEOG funds are first come, first served. This system works differently from the
Federal Pell Grant Program, which provides funds to every eligible
So, make sure you apply for federal student aid as early as you can.
Each school sets its own deadlines for campus-based funds. You can find a
school’s deadline on its website or by asking someone in its financial aid
March 2, 2013 for the 2013-2014 award year.
Students must be
enrolled in a full time (12 credit hours) program of study at their home
institution in order to receive the Grant.
The maximum award is $600
which is paid $300 in Fall and $300 in Spring.