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Office of Financial Aid Scholarships & Grants


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Grants

Grants are awarded to students with significant financial need in combination with work and loans as part of an aid package. Normally, financial need is determined from information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA.


Federal Pell Grant

  •     Annual award of $582 to $5645.
  •     Open to US Citizens or eligible non-citizens with
  •     financial need.
  •     File FAFSA online by March 31 (SUBR preferred
  •     filing date).
  •     Basis for award: need as defined in federal formula.


Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

  •     Annual award of $200-$4,000.
  •     Open to U.S. Citizens or eligible non-citizens with
  •     financial need.
  •     Basis for award: need as defined in federal formula.
  •     Primary consideration will be given to Pell Grant

 

Teach Grant Program

NOTE: For the TEACH Grant Fact Sheet, click here.

Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007,Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. If, after reading all of the information on this fact sheet, you are interested in learning more about the TEACH Grant Program,
you should contact the financial aid office at the college where you will be enrolled.

Conditions

In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students (see below for more information on high-need fields and schools serving low-income students). As a recipient of a TEACH Grant, you must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant. IMPORTANT: If you fail to complete this service obligation, all amounts of TEACH Grants that you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education. You will be charged interest from the date the grant(s) was disbursed. Note: TEACH Grant
recipients will be given a 6-month grace period prior to entering repayment if a TEACH Grant is converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan.

Student Eligibility Requirements


To receive a TEACH Grant you must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSASM), although you do not have to demonstrate financial need.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student in a postsecondary educational institution that has chosen to participate in the TEACH Grant Program.
  • Be enrolled in course work that is necessary to begin a career in teaching or plan to complete such course work.
  • Such course work may include subject area courses (e.g., math courses for a student who intends to be a math teacher).
  • Meet certain academic achievement requirements (generally, scoring above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test or maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25).
  • Must complete TEACH Grant Initial and Subsequent Counseling each year before completing your Agreement to Serve (ATS) for that year at https://teach-ats.ed.gov.
  • Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve (see below for more information on the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve).
  • Potential Awardees will be selected and forwarded via the SUBR College of Education.  For more information on this process, please contact them at (225) 771-2290.
  • Must complete TEACH Grant Exit Counseling prior to leaving the Institution at www.dl.ed.gov

High-Need Field
High-need fields are the specific areas identified below

  •  Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition.
  •  Foreign Language.
  • Mathematics.
  • Reading Specialist.
  • Science.
  • Special Education.
  • Other identified teacher shortage areas as of the time you begin teaching in that field. These are teacher subject shortage areas (not geographic areas) that are listed in the Department of Education's Annual Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide Listing.

To access the listing, please go to http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/pol/tsa.doc.

Schools Serving Low-Income Students


Schools serving low-income students include any elementary or secondary school that is listed in the Department of Education's Annual Directory of Designated Low-Income Schools for Teacher Cancellation Benefits. To access the Directory, please go to https://www.tcli.ed.gov/CBSWebApp/tcli/TCLIPubSchoolSearch.jsp.

TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve

  • Each year you receive a TEACH Grant, you must sign a TEACH Grant
  • Agreement to Serve that is available electronically on the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve Web site. The TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve
  • specifies the conditions under which the grant will be awarded, the
  • teaching service requirements, and includes an acknowledgment by you
  • that you understand that if you do not meet the teaching service
  • requirements you must repay the grant as a Federal Direct Unsubsidized
  • Loan, with interest accrued from the date the grant funds were disbursed. Specifically, the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve will require the following:

For each TEACH Grant-eligible program for which you received TEACH Grant funds, you must serve as a full-time teacher for a total of at least four academic years within eight calendar years after you completed or withdrew from the academic program for which you received the TEACH Grant.

You must perform the teaching service as a highly-qualified teacher at a low-income school. The term highly-qualified teacher is defined in section 9101(23) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 or in section 602(10) of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act.

  • Your teaching service must be in a high-need field.
  • You must comply with any other requirements that the Department of Education determines to be necessary.
  • If you do not complete the required teaching service obligation,
  • TEACH Grant funds you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan that you must repay, with interest charged from the date of each TEACH Grant disbursement.


IMPORTANT REMINDER

If you receive a TEACH Grant but do not complete the required teaching service, as explained above, you will be required to repay the grants as a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, with interest charged from the date of each TEACH Grant disbursement.

Louisiana "Go Grant" Program (Effective 2013-14)

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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 enrolled as a regular student enrolled in an eligible program on at least a halftime basis (minimum 6 hours)
    • Be meeting SUBR's Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements for receipt of Title IV aid; or be approved through the Appeals Process

    Award Amounts **

    Award amounts to eligible students are based on the institution's allocation and their packaging policy. Awards may vary with each academic year.

    Awards will not be paid for summer sessions, quarters or terms.   

    Maximum and minimum annual award amounts for the 2013-2014 Academic Year:

    • Maximum Annual Award $1,000
    • Minimum Annual Award $300

    SUBR will award up to the Max. Annual Award ($1,000) and will prorate all awards based upon enrolled hours.  Students with less than six (6) hours are not eligible for disbursement.  Disbursement amounts to students with less than twelve (12), but greater than five (5) enrolled hours will receive up to a prorated maximum amount of $500 per term/$1,000 per year.

    Award Calculations

    Southern University and A&M College will make a good faith effort to distribute LA Go Grant funding in a manner that reaches students with the most financial need to bring their maximum financial need met with gift aid to 60%.

    Example:

    COA = $17,500
    EFC = 1,500
    Need 16,000
    60% of need (16,000) = $9,600

    Gift aid, inclusive of the Go Grant amount should not exceed $9600 for this student. Examples of gift aid include Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, TOPS, TOPS stipends and institutional scholarships.

    Packaging Policy

    Southern University will package LA Go Grant awards in accordance with the following provisions:

    • Priority will be given to students who are 25 years or older;
    • Eligibility for and awards to transfer and re-entering students will be made on the same basis as continuing students;
    • SUBR will award LA Go Grant funding in a manner that allows the institution the opportunity to reach and assist the largest population of its "Needy" students.

      Awards will be made until all allocated funds have been exhausted. 

    Renewal Requirements

    • Must file a FAFSA or the Renewal FAFSA at least annually
    • Continue receiving 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);
    • The award can be renewed for subsequent years to a maximum Lifetime award that correlates to that of the Federal Pell Grant.

    *Residency:  Louisiana resident as of the day the FAFSA is filed and Louisiana is the student's true and fixed domicile as reported on the FAFSA. If student's state of residence on the FAFSA is not reported as LA, but a dependent student claims that a non-custodial parent is a Louisiana resident, or whose parents are Louisiana residents living out of state, LOSFA will determine residency based on the completion, by the parents, of a residency affidavit.

    For additional information on the LA Go Grant and other State Aid Programs, please visit www.osfa.state.la.gov


Tuition Opportunity Program for Students

Louisiana's Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) is a comprehensive program of state scholarships and one of the most innovative and progressive student assistance programs in the nation TOPS has four award components. Click here for further details on TOPS.


Louisiana National Guard Program

  • Up to full Louisiana tuition/fees.
  • Open to Louisiana residents after one full year of service in the
  • Louisiana National Guard as an enlisted person or company grade officer up to the rank of captain.
  • Apply through your local Louisiana National Guard Recruiting Officer.