Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)

What is a Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant?

A FSEOG is an award given to undergraduate students who show exceptional financial need.  FSEOG is available only to students who meet the following criteria

  • Have not obtained a first bachelor's degree or professional certificate.
  • Eligible Federal Pell Grant recipient
  • Have not exhausted your 12semester life-time eligibility limit
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) between 0-500
  • Must be registered for a minimum of six units (Half-Time)

The FSEOG program is administered directly by the Office of Financial Aid at each participating school and is therefore called “campus-based” aid.

CUNY receives a fixed amount of funds each academic year to package FSEOG awards. To increase your chances to receive a FSEOG, please file your FAFSA as early as possible.   These funds are limited and are packaged on first-come, first-served basis.  In recent years, FSEOG awards have ranged from $100 to $300 per semester.

How will I know if I have been awarded FSEOG?

If you are awarded FSEOG, the award will be posted to your Financial Aid Award Summary page in CUNY first.  To view this page, login to your Student Center in CUNY first, and click on "View Financial Aid." After the college packages you with your financial aid awards, you will also receive an e-mail award letter that will indicate whether or not you have been awarded FSEOG.