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Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant


The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) can provide additional grant money to a student's financial aid package if he or she has demonstrated financial need.

Who is Eligible?

Undergraduates or vocational students who are enrolled at least half time are eligible. Priority is given to students already receiving a Pell Grant.

How is the Award Determined?

The award is administered by the individual college or vocational school, and can be part of the student's overall aid package. The specific amount is set by the institution's financial aid office depending on the student's:

  • Financial need.
  • The funds available at the school.
  • The amount of aid the student is already receiving.

How Much Money Can You Get?

A student may receive up to $4,000 a year.

What Is the Application Process?

The student should contact the financial aid office at the college or vocational school he or she is attending. Deadlines will vary by school so the student should apply as early as possible.