The Board of Regents has approved for a limited time, a new financial aid framework, the Completers Grant, which is designed to incentivize near-completers in all majors especially to those in high demand fields such as teacher education, healthcare and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) at Louisiana’s public two- and four-year institutions to earn their undergraduate degrees and to incentivize enrollment in and completion of short-term credential programs at two-year institutions. All degree programs are eligible for funding assistance. The Completers Grant will provide grants to students who have completed at least 90 credit hours toward their declared bachelor’s degree, have completed at least 30 credit hours toward their declared associate degree, or who are completing an on-ramp credential and/or credential of value programs as identified by Louisiana Workforce Commission. The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) will administer this grant program which is being funded using one-time Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund dollars which are only available for Fall 2022, Spring 2023 and Summer 2023 terms.
To be eligible for the Completers Grant, a student must:
- Be a Louisiana resident.
- Meet ULM Satisfactory Academic Progress policy requirements.
- Complete an online application.
- Be eligible to receive funds through CARES Act/CRRSA Act/ARP Act.
FAFSA is no longer required but may be required if need is questionable.
- Students must take classes within their degree plan to be considered.
- Students must be enrolled through the 14th class day at the hours awarded to maintain the amount awarded or keep the amount awarded all together. If the student drops or changes their schedule before the 14th class day, their Completers amount will be cancelled or adjusted.
• And meet one of the following:
- Have completed at least 90 credit hours toward their declared bachelor’s degree program.
- Have completed at least 30 credit hours toward their declared associate degree program.
- Be enrolled in an on-ramp credential and/or short-term credential of value program as identified by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. For credit programs – students shall meet the enrolling institution’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy. For non-credit programs – students shall successfully complete course(s) sufficient to continue in their program of study as determined by the institution.