Grants

Grants are a form of need-based financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Eligibility is determined by the information you provide on your FAFSA. Grants are awarded by the Federal and State governments and Southeastern (Institutional Grants). 

Federal Grants 

Federal Pell Grant

Federal Pell Grants are awarded to eligible undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's degree and who possess financial need as determined by completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All students meeting eligibility requirements are offered the Federal Pell Grant.

 

Eligibility:

Award Range:

The maximum award is $6,495 for the 2021-2022 award year. Award amounts are determined by the federal Pell Grant Schedule which accounts for EFC and enrollment status. 

 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is available to undergraduate Federal Pell Grant recipients with high financial need. Preference is given to students who are attending on a full-time (12 credit hours) basis and availability is based on annual federal allocations. This fund does not require a separate application. It is awarded through the standard process based on the FAFSA.

 

Eligibility:

  • Students must be a Pell Grant recipient.
  • High need students working on their first undergraduate degree.
  • Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress

Award Range:

$500 - $1000 for the award year. Award amount based on enrolled hours and availability of funds. 

 

Federal TEACH Grant

The Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program helps students who plan to teach in high-need fields at the secondary or elementary level. 

Students who choose to participate in this program must agree to do all of the following:
  • Serve as a full-time teacher for four (4) years
  • Teach a high -need field/subject
    • Bilingual education and English language acquisition
    • Foreign language
    • Mathematics
    • Reading specialist
    • Science
    • Special Education
    • Any other field that has been identified as high-need by the federal government, a state government, or a local education agency, and that is included in the annual Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide Listing.
    • Serve in a public or private elementary or secondary school
    • Teach in a school that serves low-income students

Failure to meet the requirements listed above will result in the Federal TEACH Grant funds received converted to Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans. Students will then be required to repay the loan with interest. Interest is charged on this loan from the date the grant was disbursed. Please review more information about the Federal TEACH grant application process, obligations and award amounts at TEACH and at the Federal Student Aid website.

 

Eligibility:

  • Students must complete the FAFSA.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Must be enrolled in a TEACH Grant eligible degree program, and enroll in coursework necessary to begin a career in teaching or plan to complete such coursework. Contact the Office of Financial Aid to verify your degree program meets the TEACH Grant requirements.
  • You must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.25.
  • You must complete a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve and TEACH Entrance Counseling.

Award Range:

Up to $4,000 per year to undergraduate (first bachelor's degree) and graduate students. 

Students interested in the federal TEACH grant should send an inquiry email to the Office of Financial Aid at finaid@selu.edu from their Southeastern email account for eligibility review. 

 

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (ISAG)

A student whose parent or guardian was a member of the Armed Forces of the United States and died as a result of performing military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001 may be eligible for up to the maximum Federal Pell Grant each year regardless of financial need. 

In addition, students who meet criteria for Pell Grant eligibility may also be eligible for increased funding from the Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant program, Subsidized Direct Loan program, and Federal Work-Study program.

 

Eligibility:

  • Complete the FAFSA and the FAFSA transaction must contain an indicator from the Department of Defense confirming the date of your parent’s death. (This process occurs automatically upon completion of the FAFSA)
  • Students must have been less than 24 years of age OR enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of their parent’s death.
  • Recipients must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress

 

If eligibility is confirmed, there are two different programs for eligible children of soldiers. Students with a Pell eligible Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will receive an increase in their Federal Pell Grant. Students with an EFC that is not Pell eligible will see the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant posted to their financial aid offer.

Students meeting the eligibility requirements for the ISAG should contact the Office of Financial Aid at finaid@selue.du for more information. 

Award Range: 

The maximum award amount is $6495 for the 2021-2022 award year. 

 

State Grants

 Louisiana GO Grant

The purpose of this program is to provide a need-based component to the state’s financial aid plan to support non-traditional and low to moderate-income students who need additional aid to afford the cost of attending college. 

 

Eligibility:

  1. Complete the FAFSA
  2. Louisiana Resident as reported on the FAFSA
  3. Receive a federal Pell grant
  4. 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)
  5. Gift aid including Go Grant cannot exceed 60% of need based eligibility
  6. Be a student enrolled in an eligible Louisiana institution on at least a half-time basis (minimum 6 hours)

Award Range:

$1,000 - $2,000 per year. Award amount based on enrolled hours and availability of funds.

 

Institutional Grants

HB 152/ACT 293 Grant

HB 152/Act 293 grants are awarded to eligible undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's degree and who possess financial need as determined by completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

 

Eligibility:

  • Students must be a Pell Grant recipient.
  • Students receiving the LA Go Grant are ineligible for the HB142/Act 293 grant
  • Preference given to full-time enrollment
  • Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress

Award Range:

$500 - $1000 for the award year. Award amount based on enrolled hours and availability of funds.