Federal Grant Programs
Pell and FSEOG
If you are a students with financial need, you may be eligible to receive funding via Federal Pell Grants and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants.
Federal Pell Grants
Many college students who have unmet financial need are eligible to receive Federal Pell Grants, which do not have to be repaid. Pell eligibility is based on a number of factors, and can only be determined after students have completed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms for education financial aid.
Who May Be Eligible for Pell Grants?
- Undergraduate students who do not already have a baccalaureate or professional degree
- Some students enrolled in graduate-level teacher certification programs
How is Eligibility Determined?
Factors that influence whether or not a student is eligible to receive Pell Grants, as well as the amount of educational funding, include:
- Level of financial need
- Full-time or part-time enrollment
- Estimated Family Contribution (EFC)
- Cost of Attendance (COA)
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants
If you are Pell eligible and your school does participate in FSEOG, you may be eligible for additional federal grant funding. The federal government awards FSEOG grant funds to participating schools as a way of supplementing Pell Grants for the neediest of students. Schools may award fund, at their discretion to Pell-eligible students who still need additional assistance finding money for college.
Some schools who participate in the Federal Student Financial Aid program participate in the FSEOG program, and others do not. Schools who choose to participate in this program must make financial contributions to the program: For every three dollars of federal money allocated to FSEOG, the institution is required to contribute one dollar.
- FAFSA and Other Daunting Financial Aid Acronyms
- FAFSA on the Web
- FAFSA on the Web Provides Speedy Financial Aid Processing
- Federal Grant Programs: Pell and FSEOG
- Federal Pell Grants
- Federal Perkins Loans
- Federal Student Financial Aid for College
- Federal Work Study
- FSEOG: Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants
- The FAFSA: New Year Means New Application
Latest College & Financial Aid News
March 24, 2017
by Susan Dutca
What do spring college scholarships bring? Potentially thousands of dollars in free college money to help foot your college tuition bill! Whether you are relaxing over spring break or heavy into spring cleaning, don't forget to do your academic and financial aid housekeeping. Explore these spring-centric awards, as well as college scholarships with spring 2017 deadlines. Or if you prefer, conduct your own free college scholarship search here: [...]
March 21, 2017
by Susan Dutca
Finding a way to pay for college is a whole mess in itself. Add to that the stress of filling out a FAFSA and now, the removal of a key I.R.S. tool that made the process somewhat less difficult, and you have millions of students in limbo, panicking about how they will pay for college. [...]
March 14, 2017
by Susan Dutca
Although many students admit they're embarrassed to ask for money, crowdfunding has proven to be successful for students with the help of friends, families, colleagues and even strangers. [...]