The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program helps low-income students pay their educational costs. Funds from the U.S. Department of Education are allocated to the College and then awards are made to eligible students by the Financial Aid Office. Funding is limited and the guidelines for awards are established each year based on the amount of funds the College receives and the financial need of students.
The Financial Aid Office uses this priority for awarding FSEOG to students:
- Receipt of a Federal Pell Grant during the same award year
- Exceptional financial need, as determined by the EFC on their FAFSA
- High number of college credits per semester
Students must maintain Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress and meet all other eligibility criteria for federal financial aid. Other variables that we may consider, based on the available funds, include:
- other gift aid awarded, such as tuition waivers, scholarships, etc.
- the number of prior semesters that a student was awarded FSEOG
- cumulative GPA and most recent semester GPA