To get an FSEOG, you must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) so your college can determine how much financial need you have. Students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grants and have the most financial need will receive FSEOGs first. If there are funds remaining, a secondary disbursement will be made. 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 student.
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 office.
March 2, 2014 for the 2014-2015 award year in order to receive Cal Grant and priority processing deadline is May 15, 2014 to insure that funds are disbursed by the first week of fall semester. Check the Disbrusement Dates for dates of disbursement.
The maximum award for the Coast Community College District for the 2014-2015 school year is $400.