FSEOG Grants: Grants for Students With Exceptional Financial Needs

Do you think that a single Pell Grant will not suffice for your educational needs? If your family is experiencing a financial crisis far difficult than the regular family’s problems, and you feel the need to help them out, while studying at the same time, or if you want to study without burdening your family too much, then the federal government may have just the solution for you: FSEOG Grants.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, more commonly known as FSEOG Grants, are grants given to students with exceptional financial need. By exceptional, it means that the prospective applicant must have the lowest expected family contributions at his college or school. In other words, those that cannot rely on their families for financial support even one bit are eligible for the FSEOG grant.

What’s good about the FSEOG Grants is that, these grants synergize with the Pell Grant. Those who are already Pell grantees have higher chances of getting an additional FSEOG Grant. Also, students can receive the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant at more than 4,000 participating post-secondary institutions nationwide, so you really don’t have to worry which school you will be going to, because most likely that school offers FSEOG Grants.

Of course, depending on the school, your family’s expected contribution, and your other financial information, the amount of money you can get from your FSEOG Grant may vary. You may get from at least $100 to $4,000 a year, depending on your status. The policies of your school’s financial aid will be taken into account as well, so you must take note of that to make sure you get the most out of your FSEOG Grant.

To apply for an FSEOG Grant, you need to get a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, the same form you use for most grants such as the Pell Grant.  Also, you need to know that only undergraduates can apply for FSEOG Grants so if you already have your first bachelor’s degree, then don’t even waste your time applying for this.

If you are exceptionally in need of aid for your education, the FSEOG Grant is perfectly designed for you. It helps students who can’t rely on their families to support them financially, which is a very common occurrence in the United States. Plus, you already probably have a Pell Grant if you’re considering applying for FSEOG Grants, so the application process must be easier this time and more familiar.