Louisiana Go Grant
The Louisiana Go Grant is state grant that provides need-based funds to support nontraditional and low to moderate-income students who need additional financial aid to afford the cost of attending college. This grant is considered a financial resource and has to be counted as such. The award will likely reduce some of your federal funds, but it will not affect your Pell Grant award.
Am I eligible for the Louisiana Go Grant?
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 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);
- Be a student enrolled in an eligible Louisiana institution on at least half-time basis (minimum 6 hours at semester school or 4 hours at a quarter school)
Annual award amounts to eligible students are based on the institution’s allocation and their packaging policy. Annual awards may vary with each academic year. Awards will not be paid for summer sessions, quarters or terms.
Maximum and minimum annual award amounts for the 2022-2023 academic year:
- Minimum Annual Award $300
- Maximum Annual Award $3,000
SUSLA 2022-2023 Go Grant distributions are awarded during the Fall and Spring semester as follows:
- Full-time (12 hours or greater) = $1250 per semester (up to $2500 annually)
- Three-quarter time (9 hours to 11 hours) = $925 per semester (up to $1850 annually)
- Half-time (6 hours to 8 hours) = $625 per semester (up to $1250 annually)
- Must file a FAFSA or the Renewal FAFSA at least annually;
- Continue to 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).
- The Award can be renewed for subsequent years to a maximum lifetime award that correlates to that of the Federal Pell Grant.
* 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.
For more information about the Louisiana Go Grant, see the topics below: