Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Eligibility Criteria

The federal Supplemental Equal Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is a campus-based limited fund provided by the U.S. Department of Education. Funding is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, and we cannot guarantee it year to year. To qualify, you must meet the following criteria.

  • A completed FAFSA submitted by the Feb. 1 priority deadline (must apply each year)
  • Qualify for the federal Pell Grant
    • Students who have reached their Pell Grant lifetime eligibility usage are not eligible for SEOG.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen
  • Be enrolled in a first-time bachelor’s degree program
  • Complete any verification requirements, if selected
    • Changes to a student’s eligibility after the verification process or a review of changed FAFSA data may result in changes to the amount of offered Pell Grant.
  • Be enrolled at least half time (at least six credits)
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress

General SEOG Information

  • A federal SEOG alone will not cover tuition and fees. 
  • Continuing students must submit the FAFSA for each academic year they plan to enroll to be considered.
  • Changes in financial circumstances in future academic years can change a student’s eligibility or grant amount.
  • Funding is subject to availability and not guaranteed year to year.