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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

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What is It

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is funded through the Federal Government.  The Federal SEOG is money that does not have to be repaid.


Awards are issued to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours). The amount of SEOG awarded to the student will be pro-rated if the student is enrolled for less than 12 credits. The average Minnesota State University, Mankato SEOG award ranges from $100-$800 (subject to institutional allocation).

To Apply

To apply for a Federal SEOG you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually.  FAFSA becomes available October 1 for the next academic year. Eligibility is based upon your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) determined from the FAFSA. You may apply online at Federal SEOG funds are limited; submitting a FAFSA as early as possible each year provides the greatest opportunity for eligible students to receive an award that includes SEOG.