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.
Tulane's current Louisiana GO Grant packaging policy for the 2020-2021 academic year is below, and the effective date of the packaging policy is 07/09/2020.
To be considered for the Louisiana GO Grant by the Tulane University Financial Aid Office during the 2020-21 academic year, a student must:
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 at Tulane University may be found below. For more information on the Louisiana GO Grant, please visit the GO Grant section of LOSFA’s website.
The total allocation of Louisiana GO Grant for the 2020-21 academic year for Tulane students is $367,877.* Tulane will bill for and disburse the total allocation in Louisiana GO Grant for the 2020-21 academic year in a priority order by semester until funds are depleted. The maximum award per fall or spring semester during the 2020-21 academic year is the smaller of 1.) $1,500** 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 with calculations less than $150 being converted to zero (the minimum per-semester Louisiana GO Grant is $150). The annual amount at Tulane for a Louisiana GO Grant for the 2020-21 academic year is therefore $3,000** for a qualifying student who is a full-time student or $3,000** for a qualifying student who is a less than full-time student. The basis for the institutionally set maximum award amounts being less than the authorized maximum amount established in the state framework is in order to award as many qualifying Tulane students as possible before depleting the limited annual allocation provided by the state to Tulane University.
The deadline for schools to identify recipients and bill the State for the fall 2020 is November 1, 2020 and the deadline for schools to identify recipients and bill the State for the spring 2021 portion of Louisiana GO Grant student funding is March 24, 2021.*
Tulane University's priority order to bill Louisiana GO Grant for the 2020-21 academic year is semester by semester (first the Fall 2020 semester, then, if total allocation funding remains, the Spring 2021 semester) in the following group order, until the total allocation for 2020-21 is depleted; if the 2020-21 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 2020-2021 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:
*as per the 2020-2021 Go Grant Allocations bulletin found at https://mylosfa.la.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SFA2020-3-GO-Grant-All...
**Early in December 2020, Tulane was granted permission to retroactively increase the maximum per-semester amount for the 2020-2021 academic year from $1,050 to $1,500.