Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3414 Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant The government provides additional funds to families with exceptional need throughFederalSupplementalEducationalOpportunityGrants. FSEOGfunds are given directly to the colleges. The colleges then distribute these funds to their students with the greatest financial need. Students and parents automatically apply for a Federal Supplemental Educa- tional Opportunity Grant when they submit a FAFSA. If a student is awarded a FSEOG, it will be included in that student’s financial aid package. FSEOG awards range from $100 to $4,000 per year. State Grants State governments have a variety of programs to help their students pay for college. All states offer grants, and some states will pay part of a student’s college loan if the student works in a specific career field in that state (e.g., nursing, law enforcement, teaching). To qualify for a state grant, a student must be a resident of the state, and in most cases, attend a postsecondary institution within that state. States vary in the amount of money they award. Whileapplicationproceduresvaryfromstatetostate,inmoststatestheFAFSA serves as the application. High school counselors and college financial aid administrators can explain the application procedures for their state. Institutional Grants Colleges often use their own funds to award in- stitutional grants. A private college, for example, may award an institutional grant as a way to en- courage a student to come to their college. Whether or not a student receives an institutional grantdependsontheavailabilityoffundsandthe desirabilityofthestudent.Tobeconsideredforan institutional grant, students and parents should complete all financial aid application forms as early as possible.