Grants


A grant is gift aid that does not have to be repaid. Eligibility for most of the grants is based on the information provided on the student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Grant Summary

Grant Program Type of Aid Program Details Annual Maximum
Award Limits
Federal Pell Grant Federal Available to eligible first degree undergraduate students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 0 – 5237. The EFC is determined by the federal processor and is indicated on the Student Aid Report. All eligible students will receive the Federal Pell grant amounts for which they are qualified to receive. $5500
2010-2011
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Federal Available to Pell-eligible undergraduate students with exceptional need. At GSU, a student with zero EFC is considered to have exceptional need. However, due to limited funds allocated each award year, all eligible students may not receive the grant. Priority is given to early applicants. $1500
Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant (FACG) Federal Available to Pell-eligible first and second year fulltime undergraduate students who meet other criteria: completed a rigorous secondary school program of study after 1/01/06 for 1st year and 1/01/05 for 2nd year students; have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at the end of the first academic year.
Recognized state rigorous programs are listed at:
www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/about/ac-smart/state-programs.html
$750 – 1st year $1,300 - 2nd year
Federal National Science & Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (FSMART) Federal Available to Pell-eligible third and fourth year fulltime undergraduate students who are pursuing eligible majors and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or more. Eligible majors are listed at: ifap.ed.gov/dpcletters/GEN0706.html $4,000
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Federal Available to students who plan on completing coursework to begin a career in teaching and meet additional criteria indicated at: www.studentaid.ed.gov
Recipients can be undergraduate and graduate students, students enrolled in a post-baccalaureate teacher credential program, current or former teachers or retirees.
Grants convert to Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loans if certain requirements are not met.
Up to $4,000 per year
Louisiana Go Grant
(LA Go Grant)
State Available to Pell-eligible undergraduate Louisiana residents. Funding is from the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA). $2,000 max. award for fulltime
Leveraging Educational Partnership (LEAP) State Available to fulltime eligible Louisiana residents $1500
Other State Grants State Students should check with their state agencies.