SEOG

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SEOG

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant. A grant that the federal government offers to students based on financial need. The SEOG may be used to pay for education expenses (up to $4,000) for a first bachelor's degree.
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He said the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, while designed to help the neediest students, wind up helping "disproportionately" the wealthier institutions that serve a smaller percentage of financially-needy students.
The forms also cover Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants and Perkins Loans.
For example, the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, which totaled about $771 million in each of the previous two years and went to about 1.
8 million for Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, while the House approved only the fiscal year 2005 figure of $772.
Other repercussions would be less drastic, with fewer than 15 percent of Work-Study and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants students getting smaller awards, the GAO said.
The tables most directly affect Pell Grants, but also change the calculations for other federal support for students, including Perkins Loans, Work-Study, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Federal Family Education Loans and Direct Loans.
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants would get a 3 percent increase, or $24 million, but lawmakers would cut support for Perkins Loans by more than hail from $165 million to $66 million in 2005.
It was assumed that the remaining half would be made up through work, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, College Work Study programs and, to a relatively small degree, limited loans.
That plan also would exempt Pell Grants and another federal program, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOGs), from the calculation of the tax credit.
It would exempt Pell grants and the federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants from a student's HOPE calculation.
Elsewhere in higher education, the budget would provide a $40 million increase for Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, for total funding of $765 million, and 4 percent increases in both TRIO and GEAR UP.
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