Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant

Overview

The Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant is available via federal funds provided for low-income U.S. Citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in an eligible curriculum with extreme financial need. The Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant awards range from $100 to $400 yearly and are intended to supplement the Federal Pell Grant. To qualify, students must complete the FAFSA.

Eligibility

The SCC Financial Aid Office awards SEOG funds to students who are eligible for the maximum Pell Grant (0 EFC) and who apply early. If you are awarded SEOG funds, the award will be on your award letter. These funds will be included in your excess check on the designated check dates.

Policies

Host Institution vs. Home Institution

Students cannot receive Federal Aid or State Aid at more than one institution at a time. Financial Aid should be disbursed from the “Home” institution and not at the “Host” institution. The “Home” institution is defined as “the college that the student is planning to complete his/her degree.” The result of a student charging/receiving funds from two institutions during a semester will result in an over-payment and the student will be required to pay back funds.

Pell Grant Award based on Enrollment

Federal Pell Grant is awarded based on full-time enrollment of 12 or more credit hours. Awards are prorated if enrollment is less than full-time.

• Full-time Enrollment (12 or more credit hours) – 100% Award
• Three-fourths time Enrollment (9 – 11 credit hours) – 75% Award
• Half-time Enrollment (6 – 8 credit hours) – 50% Award
• Less than half-time Enrollment (1 – 5 credit hours) – Prorated based on Pell chart schedule

Tuition, fees, books, and supplies will be deducted from your award each semester. After the 30% of the semester, the Financial Aid Office will verify each student’s attendance and will authorize an excess check of the remaining balance of unused funds for the semester. Students that audit or never attend a class are not eligible for Federal Pell Grant.

Repayment Policy

You may be required to repay a percentage of these funds if you withdraw, drop out, or are dismissed from all classes prior to completing 60% of the semester. The Financial Aid Office will recalculate eligibility and you will be notified if there is a balance to repay.  If you charged books and other materials in the bookstore using federal or state aid, these charges will also be considered in the calculation.  You will be responsible for paying the outstanding balance after the calculation has been determined.  You will not be allowed to register for classes or receive a transcript until the outstanding balance is paid in full.  Withdrawing may also affect future financial aid eligibility.  Please speak to a financial aid staff before withdrawing from classes at SCC.

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