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LOSFA - The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance

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 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 a half-time basis (minimum 6 hours at semester school or 4 hours at a quarter school).


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, quarters or terms.

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

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


Renewal 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).
  • 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.

** Students should check with the financial aid office at the school they plan to attend regarding policy on award calculation and distribution.


E-mail: custserv@la.gov
Telephone: 1-800-259-5626
Write LOSFA at:
P.O. Box 91202
Baton Rouge, LA 70820-9202



GO Grant Questions and Answers

GO Grant Allocations for 2017-2018

Louisiana's GO Grant Program Affidavit of Residency

Louisiana GO Grant Program Rules
(Chapter Twelve of the Scholarship and Grant Program Rules)


Transfer Degree Guarantee (TDG): A CLEAR PATH TO SUCCESS

The Transfer Degree Guarantee helps students to easily transfer from a 2-year or community college to a 4-year university in the state of Louisiana. It provides guidance and saves time and money.

TDG ensures that a community college student can transfer to a Louisiana 4-year public university and immediately enroll with Junior-level status in most majors.

Whether you are a student, advisor, counselor or parent the following site provides you with detailed information regarding the TDG: https://www.latransferdegree.org