Pop Quiz – Can a Student Receive Both Regular FSEOG and Emergency FSEOG?


The school would like to award both regular FSEOG and Emergency FSEOG to some students. If a student is receiving regular FSEOG, can the student receive an Emergency FSEOG award up to the amount of the full Pell Grant as well or does the regular FSEOG count toward the Emergency FSEOG total?


According to guidance received from ED, yes, awards may be made as either regular FSEOG, Emergency FSEOG or both. When awarding regular FSEOG, schools must still adhere to the usual awarding rules, i.e., Pell eligible students in the first selection group, annual award maximums, etc. There are additional flexibilities associated with Emergency FSEOG and the limits on regular FSEOG and Emergency FSEOG exist separately – meaning, a student may receive both. Conceivably, a student could receive regular FSEOG capped at $4,000, then receive Emergency FSEOG up to the maximum Pell Grant amount, $6,345.

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Publication Date: 12/15/2020

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