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Cost and Financial Aid

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)


The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a need-based program that provides grant funds for undergraduate students who have not completed a first baccalaureate or professional degree. FSEOGs are limited in supply and must be awarded first to students who show exceptional financial need (i.e., students with the lowest expected family contributions); priority must also be given to Federal Pell Grant recipients. A student’s eligibility for FSEOG may vary from school to school. The minimum annual FSEOG award is $100, and the maximum annual award is $4,000. Typically, the average FSEOG award to a Monmouth University student is $600.

Students who file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be automatically considered for FSEOG. FSEOG renewal is dependent on the student filing the FAFSA each year prior to the funds being exhausted. The student must continue to meet the eligibility requirements and also meet satisfactory academic progress.