Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG) provide aid to students with exceptional unmet need. Students must qualify for a Pell Grant to be eligible for SEOG, but unlike Pell Grants, SEOG awards are not automatic. SEOG award priority is given to students with the lowest expected family contribution (EFC of 0) and highest unmet. Because funding is limited, only approximately 275 SEOG awards are issued each year.
Effective 2015-2016, full-time students awarded SEOG receive $400 per year. SEOG awards are then prorated based on the student’s enrollment level: 100% for full-time, 75% for 3/4 time, 50% for 1/2 time, and 25% for < 1/2 time. SEOG awards are made in two disbursements (Fall & Spring or Spring & Summer).