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Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)


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.


The Federal SEOG is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis depending on your financial need.  The average Minnesota State University, Mankato SEOG award ranges from $100-$750 (subject to institutional allocation).  Priority is given to students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant and who have submitted the FAFSA prior to Mid-March.

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.

To Apply

To apply for a Federal SEOG you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually.  Eligibility for the Federal SEOG is based upon your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) determined from the FAFSA.  Apply online at

Special Important Note

Students receiving the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant must comply with both Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAPS) criteria as well as the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).