Federal Pell Grants
The Federal Pell Grant is a need-based program which provides money to help undergraduates pay for their education after high school. For many students, these grants provide a foundation of financial aid, to which aid from other Federal and Non-Federal sources may be added. Unlike loans, grants DO NOT have to be paid back. Pell awards range from $200 to $2775 per semester. Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to participate in this program.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a need-based program for undergraduate students only, and it DOES NOT have to be paid back. A student may get up to $2,000 a year, depending on need, enrollment status, the availability of FSEOG funds, and the amount of other aid received. A student must qualify for Federal Pell Grant in order to receive an FSEOG. The cumulative grade point average required is at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 system with the required number of earned hours based on the attempted hours each semester. Every year, the Department of Education gives McNeese a specific amount of funds for FSEOG's. These awards are made on a first come, first serve basis. When total funds are awarded, there are no more FSEOG's for that year; therefore, it is important to meet the school's financial aid application deadlines.
A need based state grant for Louisiana residents that are a Federal Pell Grant recipient. Also, students must be a first time freshman for Fall 2007 semester or 25 years of age or older and not have enrolled in credit bearing courses for at least one academic year.