A FSEOG is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need -- that is, students with the lowest Expected Family Contribution (EFC) -- and priority is given to students who receive Federal Pell Grants.
A FSEOG does not have to be repaid provided the student completes 60% of the semester. In the awarding of funds from this program, the College defines demonstrated need as the amount actually owed to the College less any financial aid received. If students still have a balance due the college after this, they are considered for this program on a first-come- first-served basis according to the date their financial aid application is complete. This award can be between $100 and $4000 per award year depending on the funding levels of the College. However, more realistic awards for Copiah-Lincoln are between $100 and $2000 per award year. Students who apply for the Federal Pell Grant program are automatically considered for the FSEOG.