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 to help pay for education after high school. It is for undergraduate students only, and it does not have to be paid back. A student may get up to $500 a year, depending on need, 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 overall grade point average required is at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale with the required number of earned hours based on the attempted hours each semester. Every year, the Department of Education provides McNeese a specific amount of funds for the FSEOG program. These awards are made on a first come, first serve basis, until funds are depleted for that year.
Go Grant is a need-based state program to help 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, receive a federal Pell grant, and have remaining financial need after deducting Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) and all federal/state/institutional grant or scholarship aid (i.e. gift aid) from student’s Cost of Attendance.