See below for a list of all available grants.
This is a limitedly funded state grant program and the award is based on financial need. Eligible students must meet all of the following criteria:
- Louisiana Resident as reported on the FAFSA
- File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Receive a federal Pell grant
- Have remaining financial need after deducting Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) and all federal/state/institutional grant or scholarship aid (‘gift aid’) from student’s Cost of Attendance (COA)
- Gift aid including Go Grant cannot exceed 60% of need based eligibility
- Be a student enrolled in an eligible Louisiana institution on at least a half-time basis (minimum 6 hours)
Iraq & Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG)
The Iraq & Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG) is awarded to students whose parent or guardian died as result of U.S. military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001. Students must have been younger than 24 years old or have been enrolled in college at the time of the parent or guardian’s death to qualify. Students must complete the FAFSA to apply for this grant.
Pelican Promise is a tuition and registration fee exemption for students who meet the following criteria:
- Louisiana Resident
- Family income less than or equal to 150 percent of the poverty level
- Eligible for a federal Pell grant
- Entering freshman beginning fall 2007 or after, transfer student, or continuing student who was an entering freshman or new transfer student beginning fall 2007 or after
Entering freshmen can receive Pelican Promise for 8 semesters of consecutive enrollment (not applicable to summer semesters). Semester eligibility for transfer students is dependent on the number of hours a transfer student enters LSU. Students receiving Pelican Promise must enroll in 12 hours each semester and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress. Students must apply for this award each year through the FAFSA application and complete all verification documents requested.
Students who qualify for Pelican Promise are potentially eligible to receive benefits from LSU Student Support Services.
A federal Pell grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Pell grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree. Pell grants are awarded to students who are eligible based on the results of the FAFSA and their Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The amount awarded will depend on their enrollment status as a full-time or part-time student. Effective with the 2012-2013 award year, the duration of a student’s eligibility to receive a federal Pell grant is 12 full-time semesters. The calculation of duration will include all years that the student previously received the federal Pell grant funding.
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
The federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) program is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Pell Grant recipients with the lowest EFC will be considered first for an SEOG. Just like the federal Pell Grant, the SEOG does not have to be repaid. Funds for this program are limited.
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant
The TEACH Grant program is a federal non-need-based grant program that provides up to $3,708 per year to students who are enrolled in an eligible program, maintain a 3.25 GPA, and commit to teach in a high-need field, at a low-income elementary or secondary school, for at least 4 years within 8 years of completing the program for which the TEACH Grant was awarded. If the grant recipient fails to complete the required teaching service, the TEACH Grant is converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, and interest will be charged from the date of original disbursement.
Applicants can be any of the following:
- Undergraduate students admitted to the Teacher Education Program
- Graduate students pursuing a master’s degree
- Students enrolled in a post-baccalaureate teacher credential program
- Current or former teachers or retirees
High-need fields include:
- Foreign language
- Bilingual education
- English language acquisition
- Special education
- Reading specialist
- Other high-need fields documented by local, state, or federal governments