Types of Grants

NEW! Year Round Pell Awards (CLICK HERE)

Federal Pell Grant

The U.S. Department of Education provides federal grants to undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. Pell Grants are considered a form of "gift-aid" and do not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned their first bachelor’s degree and who demonstrate exceptional financial need. Eligibility is determined with information provided on the FAFSA and is a direct result of the students’ expected family contribution (EFC) and enrollment status. LDCC must receive a valid Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) which is generated and sent to us electronically if you listed Delta’s school code: 041301 on the FAFSA. Pell award amounts are determined annually by Congress and based on your anticipated enrollment that you indicated on your FAFSA. If you are not enrolled full-time your Pell award will be reduced proportionately based on the number of hours you are enrolled in as of the 14th class day of the semester.

Summer Pell Grant Information

The Department of Education has announced that students that are eligible for Pell Grant may be able to receive a third disbursement of Pell Grant each academic year. Louisiana Delta Community College will implement "Year Round Pell Grant" beginning in the summer of 2018. Students must be eligible for Pell Grant as determined by the Department of Education, and must be enrolled at least half-time (6 hours) for the summer semester.

Here is an example of how Year Round Pell Grant will work for the 2017-2018 academic year:

A student with a zero Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is eligible for $5,920 in Pell Grant for the year, or $2960 for the fall semester and $2960 for spring semester (based on full-time enrollment both semesters). Under the old rules, that student would not receive any Pell Grant if they enrolled for the summer semester. Under the New Year Round Pell Grant initiative, that student would receive an additional $2960 disbursement if they were to enroll full-time (12 credit hours) for summer or up to a maximum of $8,880 for the entire academic year. If the student enrolled half-time, he or she would receive $1480 of Pell Grant for summer, or one-half of a full disbursement.

It is important to note that this change will not result in extra Pell Grant being awarded to a student over the course of their undergraduate enrollment. The maximum timeframe that eligible students may receive Pell Grant is for the equivalent of twelve full-time semesters. In the past, a full-time student could receive only two disbursements per year. Now that student will be able to receive up to three Pell disbursements in one academic year. Students that have been awarded Pell Grant for the 2017- 2018 academic year are encouraged to contact the Office of Financial Aid at your respective campus for assistance with financial planning for the summer of 2018.

Federal Supplemental Educational Grant (FSEOG)

SEOG is considered gift-aid that does not have to be repaid. Each year, unlike Pell Grants, the amount of FSEOG a student receives depends not only on his/her financial need but, also, on the amount of other aid the student receives and the availability of funds. Each school participating in FSEOG receives a certain amount of FSEOG funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education. Students who demonstrate exceptional need will be considered first for these funds. This is why it is important for students to apply early to be considered for these funds. Not everyone who qualifies for FSEOG will receive the grant. The amount of an individual’s award is based on the availability of funds and the student’s demonstrated financial need. The maximum award for the academic year is $400, with the usual award being $200 per semester. The FSEOG award will be credited to the student’s account and will appear on the student’s LOLA account. If you completed a FAFSA, you have applied for the FSEOG grant. Funds are limited.


To be eligible for a Louisiana GoGrant, 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 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 per semester).  

Award amounts to eligible students are based on the institution’s allocation and their packaging policy.  

Louisiana Delta Community College Packaging Policy:  

Students that meet all eligibility requirements (listed above) AND:

  • 25 years and older will be given first priority.
    • 100,000.00 of the yearly allocation will be used for this group of students.
  • Students with an EFC starting at 5198 (down to zero) will be given second priority.
    • 100,000.00 of the yearly allocation will be used for this group of students.
  • Transfer and re-entering students.
    • The remaining 46,000.00 will be allocated for transfer and re-entering students.

LDCC award amount for the 2016-2017 academic year is $500 per semester AND students must be enrolled for 6 plus hours per semester.   Due to limited allocated funds all eligible students will not be funded. Students are randomly selected to receive GoGrant funding.