Louisiana Go Grant

The purpose of this program is to provide a need-based component to the state’s financial aid plan to support nontraditional and low to moderate-income students who need additional aid to afford the cost of attending college.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Louisiana Go Grant, a student must:

  • Be a Louisiana Resident;*
  • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
  • Receive a federal Pell grant ;
  • Have a remaining need greater than $299;
  • Be a student enrolled in an eligible Louisiana institution on a half-time basis who:
    • Entered college as a first time freshman during academic year 2007-2008 or later; OR
    • Entered college as a first time freshman during the 2007-08 academic year or later and have become eligible for a federal Pell grant or financial need grant after the freshman year: OR
    • Be age 25 or older and have entered college as a first time freshman before the 2007-08 academic year and have had a break in enrollment of at least two consecutive semesters, not including a summer semester or term, immediately preceding the period of enrollment for which the student is being considered for receipt of a grant.
    • Any student who was a first time freshman beginning with the 2007-08 academic year or later who was not initially Pell eligible, but subsequently becomes Pell eligible then also qualifies for a Go Grant award.

Award Amounts

  • Award amounts range up to $1300 per year. Funds are limited and Eligible students will receive the following award amounts per year:

Renewal Requirements

  • Must file a FAFSA or the Renewal Application at least annually
  • Continue receiving a Pell or a financial need grant
  • Have remaining federal need greater than $0. **See Calculation Instructions Above.
  • Maintain steady academic progress as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled in accordance with the federal Higher Education Act of 1965.

Grant Types

*Residency:

Louisiana resident as of the day the FAFSA is filed and Louisiana is the student's true and fixed domicile as reported on the FAFSA. If student's state of residence on the FAFSA is not reported as LA, but a dependent student claims that a non-custodial parent is a Louisiana resident, or that parents are Louisiana residents living out of state, LOSFA will determine residency based on the completion, by the parents, of a residency affidavit.

*Residency for
displaced students:

Special provisions have been made to assist students affected by the natural disasters of August and September 2005. See complete details in GO Grant rules and/or the GO Grant residency affidavit for students with a Louisiana Distance Diploma using the following link:

http://www.osfa.state.la.us/go_grant.htm