Go Grant

The Louisiana GO Grant is funded through the State of Louisiana’s Office of Student Financial Assistance in Baton Rouge, LA., for Fall and Spring semesters only. Students enrolled full-time will be awarded the maximum amount at Southern University at New Orleans, which is $750 per semester; students enrolled from half-time to three-quarter hours (6-11 hours) will receive $500.00 per semester.


In order to qualify for the Louisiana GO Grant a student must be:


  • Louisiana resident
  • Pell Grant eligible with a valid FAFSA on the Banner System
  • Be enrolled in an eligible Louisiana institution on at least a half-time basis (minimum of 6 credit hours each during Fall and Spring semesters)
  • Have a remaining financial need after Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) and all federal/state/institutional grant or scholarship aid (“gift aid”) deducted from student’s Cost of Attendance (COA) budget; and, (NOTE: Gift aid is: Federal Pell Grant; Federal SEOG; TOPS; TOPS Stipend and Institutional Scholarships)


NOTE: Preference will be given to those students who are age 25 or older; however everyone is eligible to apply.  Awards will be granted by the availability of funds; applications will be declined once the available funds for the semester are exhausted.


Please click here to download your GO Grant Application  


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