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. 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. The deadline for the Coast Community College District colleges is May 20, 2015. For packaging guidelines please see Packaging Process.
March 2, 2015 for the 2015-2016 award year in order to receive Cal Grant. Priority processing deadline for Campus Based funds (FSEOG and FWS) is May 20, 2015. Check the Disbrusement Dates for dates of disbursement.
The maximum award for the Coast Community College District for the 2015-2016 school year is $500.