Funds for the FSEOG are allocated to eligible institutions. Schools award the funds to eligible students in accordance with federal regulations. These grants are restricted to undergraduates with the greatest financial need – students with the lowest Expected Family Contributions (EFCs) who also receive Federal Pell Grants. Since the availability of funds varies among institutions there is no guarantee that every eligible student will be able to receive an FSEOG.
These federal grants range from $100 to $4,000 per award year. Funds are limited so most eligible CSU students do not receive the maximum award.