The United States Government, through the Department of Education, has made funds available for several Federal grant programs.
Federal Pell Grant: The award amount for the Federal Pell Grant is determined annually by the federal government. Eligibility is determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at fafsa.gov. Once submitted, a Student Aid Report (SAR) is created, which indicates the student's eligibility for this grant.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): FSEOG awards are funds made available and allocated to students with the lowest Expected Family Contribution (EFC) who also qualify for a Federal Pell Grant. The Federal Pell Grant is solely determined by the EFC on the FAFSA and the Federal Government's Pell amounts. The student's FAFSA must be submitted by January 15th, to be considered for this grant.