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Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

FSEOG is an award given to undergraduate students who show exceptional financial need. FSEOG is available only to students who have not earned a first bachelor's degree or professional certificate.

What are the eligibility requirements?

How do I apply?
How much FSEOG can I receive?
How will I know if I have been awarded FSEOG?
How many credits do I have to take to be eligible?
What is the difference between FSEOG and Pell?

What are the eligibility requirements?

To receive FSEOG, you must meet the eligibility requirements for federal student aid described in the section on the Pell grant.


How do I apply?

Apply for FSEOG by completing a FAFSA.


How much FSEOG can I receive?

How much you receive depends on your financial need, the amount of the money budgeted to the program, and the other financial aid you have been awarded.


How will I know if I have been awarded FSEOG?

When you receive your award letter from the college, it will indicate whether or not you have been awarded FSEOG. Beginning in the summer of the award year, you may also check your award status on the CUNY Portal, under "CUNY Center for Admissions and Financial Aid” or “eFAP.”


How many credits do I have to take to be eligible?

You must register for and maintain enrollment status of half-time (6 credits or equated credits) or greater to be eligible for FSEOG. If, for any reason, your course load falls below half-time, payments of your award will be stopped.


What is the difference between FSEOG and Pell?

For the Pell program, the federal government guarantees that the college will receive enough money to pay Pell to its eligible students. For the FSEOG program, each school receives a fixed amount of money to make FSEOG awards. Once this money is awarded, there is no more for that academic year. It is important that you file your applications early in the academic year so that you get maximum consideration for limited FSEOG funds.



 Office Information

Office Hours:
Mondays - Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fridays: Closed
Location: 202 Jefferson Hall
Phone: 718-997-5102
Fax: 718-997-5122 

Assistance with the aid process is available in the One Stop Service Center in the Dining Hall. For more on the One Stop, visit

College Codes
FAFSA College Code - 002690
TAP College Code - 1416

  • NEWS
  • ​Fall 2016 - Important Dates & Deadlines
  • Last day to submit a Fall ONLY loan is Monday, December 5, 2016.
  • URGENT Th​e last day to add courses is August 31st, 2016Your registration as of August 31st will be used to determine your maximum financial aid eligibility for the semester (grants, l​o​ans, and workstudy).
  • September 14th​ is the Last day to declare a major for TAP/APTS eligibility for Fall 2016​
  • October 1st is the last day to apply for APTS.


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 Applying for Financial Aid


 Useful Telephone Numbers


FAFSA Application Status 1-800-433-3243

FAFSA Technical Assistance 1-800-433-3243
NYS TAP Processing/Status 1-888-697-4372
Direct Loan Inquiries 1-800-848-0979
Selective Service 1-847-688-6888
Internal Revenue Service 1-800-829-1040
TuitionPay Payment Plan 1-800-635-0120


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