Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant


The SEOG program was established to assist in making the benefits of post-secondary education available to qualified students who, for lack of financial means of their own or of their families, would be unable to obtain such benefits without the grant.

The Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) provides grants to students who demonstrate the greatest financial need. Students must be eligible for the Pell Grant and demonstrate exceptional financial need. Eligible students must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who are accepted for admission and are enrolled at least half-time as undergraduate students, and are maintaining Satisfactory Academic Process.

Student Eligibility

A student must meet all Title IV requirements

A student should demonstrate exceptional financial need and be eligible for a Pell Grant. Exceptional financial need is established if the student's family resources do not exceed 50% of the cost of education.

A student must be an undergraduate who has not earned a first baccalaureate degree.

A student cannot be enrolled in a seminary or in a program leading to ordination or licensed to preach for a religious sect or be a member of a religious order.


The maximum award for an academic year is $4000. The maximum award at TAMUK is $1000 per semester or $2000 per academic year and is awarded first to those with lowest EFC's who are eligible for Federal Pell Grants. If funds are still available, SEOG is awarded to others remaining with lowest EFC. Any exception to these limits is made on an individual basis based on the professional judgment of the director or the associate director.

An SEOG award should not exceed 50% of the Financial Aid awarded to a student by the institution for an award period.