The SEOG Program provides need-based grants to help low-income undergraduate students finance the costs of postsecondary education.
Up to $500. Awarded to Pell-eligible students with the lowest expected family contribution until funds are used up. Learn more >>
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. When making SEOG awards, the institution must give priority to those students with “exceptional need” (those with the lowest Expected Family Contributions, or EFCs, at the institution) and those who are also Federal Pell Grant recipients.
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. This system works differently from the Federal Pell Grant Program, which provides funds to every eligible student. Make sure you apply for federal student aid as early as you can because SEOG is awarded on a first come, first serve basis.