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Louisiana Go Grant

The purpose of the Louisiana Go Grant program is to provide a need-based funds to support nontraditional and low to moderate-income students who need additional 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.

Award Amounts

Award amounts to eligible students are based on the institution's allocation and their packaging policy. Awards may vary with each academic year. Awards will not be paid for summers sessions.

Maximum and minimum annual award amounts for the 2016-2017 Academic Year:

Minimum Annual Award $300
Maximum Annual Award $3,000
Eligibility

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

  • Be a Louisiana Resident
  • Be an enrolled student on at least a half-time basis (minimum 6 hours semester hours)
  • 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)
Residency Rule

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

Renewal

The Award can be renewed for subsequent years to a maximum lifetime award that correlates to that of the Federal Pell Grant. You must meet the following requirements.

  • 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)
Monitoring Your Status

Your status regarding LOSFA programs can be monitored on the Louisiana Award System.

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