Since published as a compilation through December 1994, the following amendments have been incorporated into Part 676:
676.17 [Removed and Reserved]
|Sec. 676.1 Purpose and identification of common provisions.|
(a) The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program awards grants to financially needy students attending institutions of higher education to help them pay their educational costs.
(a) The definitions of the following terms used in this part are set forth in subpart A of the Student Assistance General Provisions, 34 CFR part 668:
Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) Program
Expected family contribution (EFC)
Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) programs
Federal Pell Grant Program
Federal Perkins Loan Program
Federal PLUS Program
Federal SLS Program
Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program
National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National
SMART Grant) Program
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant
*Financial need: The difference between a student's cost of attendance and his or her EFC.
*Institution of higher education (institution): A public or private nonprofit institution of higher education, a proprietary institution of higher education, or a postsecondary vocational institution.
*Need-based employment: Employment provided by an institution itself or by another entity to a student who has demonstrated to the institution or the entity (through standards or methods it establishes) a financial need for the earnings from that employment for the purpose of defraying educational costs of attendance for the award year for which the employment is provided.
|Sec. 676.8 Program participation agreement.|
To participate in the FSEOG program, an institution shall enter into a participation agreement with the Secretary. The participation agreement provides, among other things, that the institution shall—
(b) Administer the FSEOG program in accordance with the HEA, the provisions of this part, and the Student Assistance General Provisions regulations, 34 CFR Part 668.
|Sec. 676.9 Student eligibility.|
A student at an institution of higher education is eligible to receive an FSEOG for an award year if the student—
(a) Meets the relevant eligibility requirements contained in 34 CFR 668.32;
(c) Has financial need as determined in accordance with Part F of Title IV of the HEA. A member of a religious order (an order, community, society, agency, or organization) who is pursuing a course of study at an institution of higher education is considered to have no financial need if that religious order—
|Sec. 676.10 Selection of students for FSEOG awards.|
(a)(1) In selecting among eligible students for FSEOG awards in each award year, an institution shall select those students with the lowest expected family contributions who will also receive Federal Pell Grants in that year.
(2) If the institution has FSEOG funds remaining after giving FSEOG awards to all the Federal Pell Grant recipients at the institution, the institution shall award the remaining FSEOG funds to those eligible students with the lowest expected family contributions who will not receive Federal Pell Grants.
(b) Part-time and independent students. If an institution's allocation of FSEOG funds is directly or indirectly based in part on the financial need demonstrated by students attending the institution as less-than-full-time or independent students, a reasonable portion of the allocation must be offered to those students.
|Sec. 676.16 Payment of an FSEOG.|
FSEOG = the total FSEOG awarded for an academic year and N = the number of payment periods that the institution expects the student will attend in that year.
(b) If a student incurs uneven costs or estimated financial assistance amounts during an academic year and needs additional funds in a particular payment period, the institution may pay FSEOG funds to the student for those uneven costs.
(c) An institution shall disburse funds to a student or the student's account in accordance with the provisions in Sec. 668.164.
|Sec. 676.18 Use of funds.|
(2) Paying administrative expenses as provided for in 34 CFR 673.7.
(b) Transfer back of funds to FWS. An institution shall transfer back to the FWS program any funds unexpended at the end of the award year that it transferred to the FSEOG program from the FWS program.
(c) Carry forward funds. (1) An institution may carry forward and expend in the next award year up to 10 percent of the sum of its initial and supplemental FSEOG allocations for the current award year.
(d) Carry back funds. An institution may carry back and expend in the previous award year up to 10 percent of the sum of its initial and supplemental FSEOG allocations for the current award year. The institution's official allocation letter represents the Secretary's approval to carry back funds.
(e) Use of funds carried forward and carried back. An institution may use the funds carried forward or carried back under paragraphs (c) and (d) of this section, respectively, for activities described in paragraph (a) of this section.
(f) Carry back funds for summer FSEOG awards. An institution may carry back and expend in the previous award year any portion of its initial and supplemental FSEOG allocations for the current award year to make awards to eligible students for payment periods that begin on or after May 1 of the previous award year but end prior to the beginning of the current award year.
|Sec. 676.19 Fiscal procedures and records.|
(a) Fiscal Procedures. (1) In administering its FSEOG program, an institution shall establish and maintain an internal control system of checks and balances that insures that no office can both authorize payments and disburse funds to students.
(2) An institution shall maintain funds received under this part in accordance with the requirements in Sec. 668.163.
(b) Records and reporting. (1) An institution shall follow the record retention and examination provisions in this part and in 34 CFR 668.24.
(3) Each year an institution shall submit a Fiscal Operations Report plus other information the Secretary requires. The institution shall insure that the information reported is accurate and shall submit it on the form and at the time specified by the Secretary.
|Sec. 676.20 Minimum and maximum FSEOG award.|
(a) An institution may award an FSEOG for an academic year in an amount it determines a student needs to continue his or her studies. However, except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, an FSEOG may not be awarded for a full academic year that is—
(c) The maximum amount of the FSEOG may be increased from $4,000 to as much as $4,400 for a student participating in a program of study abroad that is approved for credit by the home institution, if reasonable costs for the study abroad program exceed the cost of attendance at the home institution.
|Sec. 676.21 FSEOG Federal share limitations.|
(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, for the 1993-94 award year and subsequent award years, the Federal share of the FSEOG awards made by an institution may not exceed 75 percent of the amount of FSEOG awards made by that institution.
(ii) The Strengthening Institutions Program, American Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities Program, or Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions Program (34 CFR part 607); or
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