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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 $500 a year (per our institutional policy), depending on need, enrollment status, the availability of FSEOG funds, and the amount of other aid received. A student must qualify for the Federal Pell Grant in order to receive FSEOG funds. 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.

GO Grant

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

To be eligible for a Louisiana Go Grant, a student must:
  • Be a Louisiana Resident;
  • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
  • Receive a federal Pell grant;
  • 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);
  • Be a student enrolled in an eligible Louisiana institution on at least a half-time basis (minimum 6 hours at semester school).

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