The Federal Supplementary Education Opportunity Grant, or FSEOG as it commonly referred to, is a federal education grant that is awarded to students in need of financial aid.
Similar to the Pell Grant, FSEOG is a type of federal grant that is awarded to low-income undergraduate students and unlike federal student loans, does not need to be repaid.
Low-income single mothers who want to complete their college education and get a degree may apply for financial assistance via a FSEOG program.
Keep in mind that The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) are only given to the students (or single mothers) with exceptional need who could not otherwise afford to pay for their education expenses.
If you want to take your chance and apply for a FSEOG program, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov and submit it by June 30, the earliest by January 1. Your college financial aid office will determine whether you’re eligible from your EFC as reported on your ISIR (the school’s version of your Student Aid Report).
The amount received2 by each student depends on the student’s financial need, other financial aid awarded to the student, and the FSEOG funds available at the academic institution chosen by the student.
While FSEOG is very similar to the Federal Pell Grant program, the FSEOG program is more competitive and comes with a much stricter financial need guideline. Regardless, the FSEOG offers one attractive option for single mothers to finance their postsecondary education and create a better life for their children.
For more information, you may contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center at (800) 433-3243 or (800) 4FED-AID.
- Source: ED.gov [↩]
- The maximum grant available to eligible students is $4,000 per year, but you may receive funding in the amount of $100 to $4,000 per year depending on the gravity of your financial need. [↩]