FSEOG Participating Schools

Schools that accept the FSEOG

Not all schools that accept other federal aid for college participate in the FSEOG program. The FSEOG program involves more paperwork and regulations than other federal aid and some schools just choose not to participate.

The FSEOG is a federally funded grant for college that gives students anywhere from $100 to $4000 a year in college funding and the students with the most financial need are considered first. You must be eligible for the Pell Grant, which is the other grant given out by the federal government, to be eligible for the FSEOG.

Schools that do participate in the FSEOG program require you to file your FAFSA to be considered for the grant. The FSEOG is special in the fact that the finds are very limited and for the school to receive the same amount of funds each year, it must give out all of its funds during the school year. To facilitate all funds being disbursed, they school usually gives out the funds as fast as possible so they ensure the same amount, or more, funds the next school year.

Since the school gives out the FSEOG funds so fast, the students who are eligible that receive funds are the students who submitted their FSEOG application or FAFSA as soon as they could after the application was released on January 1st. Even if you think you are not going to be eligible for the FSEOG or other gift aid, you still should file your FAFSA as soon as it comes out each school year. The application requires tax information from the previous year and most people do not have their taxes done on January 1st, but you should put that you will file on the application and once your taxes are done, you can always go back and make corrections to the FAFSA. Most schools will disburse aid based on the earliest dates that the application was submitted and the people who have original submission dates that are later have a lesser chance of getting the aid they need.

The schools that accept the FSEOG will have information about that particular grant on its financial aid web page as well as information about all the other aid that the school offers. One example of this page is https://students.asu.edu/grants/fseog. This page gives students information about the FSEOG and also links to information about other types of aid the school offers.

Usually the financial aid section of your schools web site will tell you exactly what programs your particular school participates in. Most schools that participate in Title IV (federal aid) programs offer all the specific types of aid available like the FSEOG, Pell Grant, Federal Work Study, Perkins Loans, Stafford Loans, and other grants.

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