Grants are a form of need-based financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Eligibility
isdetermined but the information you provide on your FAFSA. Grants are awarded by
the Federal and State governments.
Federal Pell Grant
A Federal Pell Grant is a need based award that unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid as long as eligibility is maintained. Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's degree or professional degree. Awards are determined using EFC (from FAFSA), Cost of Attendance (COA) and semesters attending. Initial awards may be based upon the full-year projection of the highest enrollment status you anticipated on your application. If you enroll for more or fewer credits in any semester, the award may be adjusted for that semester. The amount Federal Pell Grant funds you may receive over your lifetime is limited by federal law to be the equivalent of six years of Pell Grant funding. For more information, please click on Pell Lifetime Eligibility. (LEU)
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
A Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need - that is, students with the lowest Expected Family Contribution (EFC) - and gives priority to students who receive Federal Pell Grants. Like the Federal Pell Grant, an FSEOG doesn't have to be paid back as long as eligibility is maintained. Awards amount vary depending on 2019-2020 funding allocation.
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant
The TEACH "Grant" program provides up to $3,708 a year in "grant" aid to undergraduate (first bachelor's degree) and graduate students. Unfortunately, the law does not currently allow grants for Southeastern Louisiana University students working on post-baccalaureate certification programs.
In exchange for TEACH "Grant" aid, students must agree to serve as a full-time teacher at specified schools serving low-income students and teach in a specified field for four academic years, within eight years after completing the college course. TEACH "Grant" recipients that do not fulfill their teaching obligations must repay the "Grant" as if it was an unsubsidized Direct Loan with interest having accrued since disbursement. For more information, please click on TEACH.
Louisiana GO Grant
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
- 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)