Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is awarded to eligible undergraduate students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree with exceptional financial need (i.e. an Expected Family Contribution of zero). By federal regulations, priority is given to students who receive the Federal Pell Grant.
The Federal SEOG program works differently from the Federal Pell Grant Program, which provides funds to every eligible student. For the SEOG program, each participating school receives a certain amount of SEOG funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid. Once the full amount of the school’s SEOG funds has been awarded to students, no more SEOG awards can be made for that year. Therefore, students who may be eligible for the SEOG should submit their FAFSA as early as possible each year.
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