Awarded to students who have exceptional financial need.

To qualify students must submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Award amounts are based on a student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as calculated by the FAFSA, and the student's Cost of Attendance (COA).

The award amount for 2021-2022 is up to $6,495.


The SEOG program is administered by Siena College, with award amounts contingent on the federal allocation to the College.

Eligibility for the grant is based on exceptional financial need.

At Siena, student's must be eligible for a Federal Pell grant to qualify for an FSEOG. 

Students must submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to apply for this grant.

The maximum annual award amounts is $4,000.  


Awarded to students who are actively pursuing coursework within a major that will enable them to teach in a federal or state-recognized high need field, at a low income school, as a highly qualified teacher, full-time for at least four year.

The four years of teaching must be completed within eight years after the student completes or otherwise ceases to be enrolled in the program for which the student received a TEACH Grant.

For purposes of the TEACH Grant, nationally recognized high-need fields are: Mathematics, Science, & Foreign Language.

Students must either earn a GPA of 3.25 or better based on their class status (as described below) or have scored in the 75th percentile or better on at least one battery of a nationally-normed admission test (i.e. SAT)

Students are required to sign an Agreement to Serve (ATS) each year, which explains this service obligation, a Siena TEACH Grant application, and TEACH Grant counseling each year an award is made.

If the requirements of the ATS are not met, the grant will be converted into a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan.

For additional information regarding the TEACH Grant and the requirements of this program, please visit the Federal TEACH website.

The annual award amount is up to $4,000.

Please Note: All Federal Grant Programs are subject to Federal Budget Approval.