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Louisiana GO Grant

General Information
The Louisiana GO Grant is a need-based award funded by the State of Louisiana for certain undergraduate students whose permanent residency is in Louisiana. A GO Grant award will be revised if criteria for the grant's receipt is found not to be met.

General Eligibility Requirements
To be considered for the Louisiana GO Grant by the Tulane University Financial Aid Office during the 2015-16 academic year, a student must  

  1. Be a Louisiana resident; AND
  2. File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); AND
  3. Receive a federal Pell grant; AND
  4. Enroll at Tulane for and attend at least six hours during the fall 2015 semester and/or enroll at Tulane for and attend at least six hours during the spring 2016 semester AND
  5. Have remaining financial need after the student's federal Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) and total federal/state/institutional gift aid is deducted from the student’s Cost of Attendance (COA).

A student is eligible to receive a GO Grant in subsequent semesters if the renewal requirements are met; however, a student is not guaranteed to receive the GO Grant in subsequent semesters/years.

Specific additional information regarding how limited funding is allocated each year at Tulane University may be found below.  For more information on the Louisiana GO Grant, please visit the GO Grant section on the Louisiana OSFA website

2015-2016 Academic Year Eligibility Requirements at Tulane University
The total allocation of Louisiana GO Grant for the 2015-2016 academic year for Tulane students is $355,822.  Tulane will bill for and disburse the total allocation in Louisiana GO Grant for the 2015-16 academic year in a priority order by semester until funds are depleted.  The maximum award per fall or spring semester during the 2015-2016 academic year is the smaller of 1.) $560 or 2.) the amount calculated at the point at which 60% of the semester's federal financial need is met with institutional, federal and/or state gift aid (inclusive of the GO Grant) for the semester.

The deadline for schools to identify recipients and bill the State for the fall 2015 is November 1, 2015 and the deadline for schools to identify recipients and bill the State for the spring 2016 portion of Louisiana GO Grant student funding is March 24, 2016.

Tulane University's priority order to bill Louisiana GO Grant for the 2015-2016 academic year is semester by semester (first the Fall 2015 semester, then, if total allocation funding remains, the Spring 2016 semester) in the following group order, until the total allocation for 2015-2016 is depleted; if the 2015-2016 total allocation of Louisiana GO Grant for Tulane University students is depleted within a group, the order within the group for the affected semester shall be established first by the date by which the student's 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid was received by the Department of Education, then by the student's financial need as defined in the context of the Louisiana GO Grant program:

1.) Students who are age 25 or older throughout 2015 and who are meeting Louisiana GO Grant criteria two weeks prior to the semester's GO Grant billing deadline.

2.) Students who are meeting Louisiana GO Grant criteria two weeks prior to the semester's GO Grant billing deadline.


3.) If additional funding is made available after the GO Grant billing deadlines for both the fall and spring semesters, any students who would have been eligible for GO Grant funding but were unable to receive the funding due to original allocation depletion will be considered in the original order first (as long as the student also meets any additional fund criteria that may have been added); then, if funding remains, the order above will be repeated but without the billing deadline criteria.

4.) UPDATED 04/20/16:  If the year's allocation of GO Grant is not depleted during the academic year for which it is intended using the methods and limitations described above, Tulane will abide by any exceptional allowances offered by the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) to target full usage of the allocation.  Tulane was exceptionally allowed by LOSFA to increase the semester maximum of GO Grant for fall 2015 semester GO Grant recipients who remained eligible for the spring 2017 semester, to increase the semester maximum of GO Grant for spring 2016 semester GO Grant recipients, and to have the increases billed and disbursed after the standard 2015-16 GO Grant billing deadlines such that the entire allocation was depleted in an equitable manner.  As a result, the maximum semester amount for GO Grant was increased, for those Tulane recipients eligible for an increase, from $560 to $728, or 60% of FM need minus federal, state and institutional gift aid, whichever was less.

 

Historical Louisiana Go Grant Information

The Louisiana GO Grant is a need-based award funded by the State of Louisiana for certain undergraduate students whose permanent residency is in Louisiana. A GO Grant award will be revised if criteria for the grant's receipt is found not to be met.  Criteria for the latest academic year is above.  For prior years' criteria, click here.


 Page last modified on April 20, 2016.

University Financial Aid, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5723 finaid@tulane.edu