Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) are awarded to students with the greatest financial need. In order to be eligible for an FSEOG a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The State of Montana provides matching funds for the Federal SEOG program in the amount of $1 state for every $3 Federal. These matching funds are awarded to students attending one of the Montana University System or Community College campuses. For the 2011-2012 academic year the State of Montana will provide more than $400,000 in SEOG matching funds.
Students receiving Federal Pell Grants with the lowest Expected Family Contributions (EFC), as determined by the FAFSA, will be first to receive these grants. The grant amount ranges from $100 up to $4000 per year depending on the student’s financial need, the application date and the school funding. To qualify for an FSEOG, a student must be an undergraduate that has not earned a bachelor’s or any other professional degree.
The school will pay the student directly, and/or credit their school account. These funds must be paid once per term. Schools that do not use semesters, trimesters or quarters must disburse funds at least twice per academic year.
To learn more about the Federal SEOG program visit Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education.