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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.
Receive a federal Pell grant or a financial need grant;
Have an Education Cost Gap (ECG) greater than $0;** and
Be a student enrolled in an eligible Louisiana institution on a part-time or full-time basis who:
Entered college as a first time freshman during academic year 2007-2008 or later; OR
Entered college as a first time freshman during the 2007-08 academic year or later and have become eligible for a federal Pell grant or financial need grant after the freshman year: OR
Be age 25 or older and have entered college as a first time freshman before the 2007-08 academic year and have had a break in enrollment of at least two consecutive semesters, not including a summer semester or term, immediately preceding the period of enrollment for which the student is being considered for receipt of a grant.
For details program details, including award amounts, criteria for residency, definition of "education cost gap, go to the Louisiana Go Grant information page on the LOFSA website at: http://www.osfa.state.la.us/go_grant.htm