FSEOG and Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) and Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant are excellent grant options for students wishing to pursue higher studies in the US.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
You must fill out Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSASM) and establish your financial need to your college. Students with extreme financial need and who are expected to receive Federal Pell Grants, will get priority. FSEOG is also called campus based aid
as the program is directly administered by financial aid office at participating school.
Award Money for FSEOG
You can receive between $100 and $4,000 a year, depending on your financial need.
Each participating school receives a certain amount of FSEOG funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid. Further FSEOG awards are not made for a particular year, if the school’s FSEOG funds have already been awarded to students.
So, catch the early bird and apply for federal as soon as you can.
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
If you are looking for Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, you should not be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant on the basis of your Expected Family Contribution. However, you should fulfill the other eligibility requirements of the Federal Pell Grant.
The most important criteria for applying for an Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant is that the parent or guardian should be a member of the US armed forces and died because of military services in Iraq or Afghanistan post 9/11. You should also be 24 years of age and enrolled at least in a part-time program at the time of the death of the parent or guardian.
Award Money for Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
The grant award for Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant is equal to the amount of a maximum Federal Pell Grant for the award year but cannot exceed your cost of attendance for that award year. The maximum Federal Pell Grant award is $5,550 for the 2012–13 award year (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013).