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 – 5081. 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. $6495
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 (Base Award)
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:
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 $3764 per year
Louisiana Go Grant
(LA Go Grant)
State Available to Pell-eligible undergraduate students that are graduates from Louisiana High Schools. Funding is from the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA). Initial institutional maximum award is $1,000 for the academic year. In the event the student needs additional Go Grant funds to clear a balance, the award can be adjusted to not exceed $3,000 or be less than $300 for the academic year.
Other State Grants State Students should check with their state agencies.