What is a Federal SEOG
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
Program provides additional need-based grants to low-income
undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. The program
is designed to promote access to postsecondary education.
Funding is provided to postsecondary institutions by the U.S.
Department of Education. Availability for Federal
SEOG Grants are subject to federal funding and are
therefore subject to change or elimination based
on Congressional action.
How much can a student receive?
For the 2013-2014 academic year based on funding levels, the
Federal SEOG Grant range at St. John’s University is from $500 to
Who is eligible?
Federal Pell Grant recipients receive priority for SEOG
The U.S. Department of Education determines student’s eligibility
for Pell by using a standard formula, established by
Congress, to evaluate the financial information reported on the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and to determine
the family EFC.(Expected Family Contribution). The
fundamental elements in this standard formula are the student’s
income (and assets if the student is independent), the parents’
income and assets (if the student is dependent), the family’s
household size, and the number of family members (excluding
parents) attending postsecondary institutions.
What is the EFC range?
Priority for SEOG is given to students with the lowest Expected
Family Contribution ( EFCs).
To be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant a student’s EFC must be
between 0 and 5081. EFC range subject to change based on
Upon completion of the FAFSA the student will receive a
Student Aid Report (SAR) which advises them of their EFC and Pell