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Grants & Scholarships do not require repayment and are awarded based on a number of factors including academic merit and financial need.

*Eligiblity is subject to change.  If you have any questions, email the Louisiana College Financial Aid Office


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The U.S. Department of Education offers an extensive amount of money to LC students pursing undergraduate degrees.

To apply for federal aid, please complete a FAFSA.  In addition to completing your FAFSA, you should review the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy or SAP for Federal Student Aid: Undergraduates/Graduates.




Pell Grant

Financial need (determined by FAFSA)

$626 - $5,775

FSEOG (Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant)                             


extraordinary financial need


Pell Grant eligible




The following grants are available for qualifying Louisiana residents.




TOPS (LA Resident)

Must be an LA resident and file FAFSA by July 1. Must have completed core academic units, as established by the state of Louisiana with a 2.5+ GPA.

see TOPS website @



20+ ACT



23+ ACT

$400 (stipend)


27+ ACT

$800 (stipend)

Go Grant

This is a state issued grant that a student must qualify for based on need.




Institutional Scholarships for new incoming Freshmen.




TAG (Tuition Assistance Grant)

17-19 ACT or SAT equivalent


LC Academic Scholarship

Freshman only. All eligible applicants considered.

20-22 ACT or SAT equivalent

GPA of 2.00


LC Academic Scholarship

Freshman only. All eligible applicants considered.

23-26 ACT or SAT equivalent

GPA of 2.00


Trustee Scholar

Freshman only. All eligible applicants considered. Those who do not compete in LC's Top 30 Smith Scholarship competition are eligible.

27+ ACT or SAT equivalent

GPA of 3.00


C.S. Lewis Scholarship

Freshman only. Application deadline December 15.

28+ ACT or SAT equivalent


Smith Scholarship

Winner of Top 30 Smith Scholarship Competition

Full Tuition, Room & Board, Fees & Books (inclusive of TOPS)

Out of State Grant

Must not be a resident of LA. Student must live on campus to receive this award.


CLIA (Central Louisiana Incentive Award)

Must live off campus and commute to Louisiana College GPA of 2.00


Minister's Dependent Award

Separate application required annually from Financial Aid. Must be dependent, unmarried child or spouse of a Southern Baptist ordained minister or full-time minister of music, education, or youth. 


Christian Vocation Fellowship

Separate application required annually from Financial Aid. Must pursue Christian vocation in a Southern Baptist youth ministry, missions, seminary, etc.


(May NOT be used in conjunction with C.S. Lewis or Smith Scholarship)

Transfer Scholarship

3.0+ GPA and 20+ hours


Transfer Scholarship

2.0+ GPA and 20+ hours


Women's Missionary Union (WMU) Scholarship

2.5+ GPA

Active member in a Louisiana Southern Baptist Church and related missions organization.

Must be a Louisiana resident and continue membership and missions work in a Southern Baptist church, be a full-time student, and graduate of a Louisiana high school.

Available to both men and women.


Teach Grant

3.25+ GPA or score above the 75th percentile in one of core batteries of the ACT/SAT/GRE test.

Must plan to teach in a high need field and/or area of teacher shortage per federal and state guidelines.

Must be enrolled in coursework that is necessary to begin a career in teaching.


G. Earl Guinn Scholarship

20+ ACT

Must live on campus (excluding WSA, CDA, and married student housing) and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.

$2,000 max per year

IMB Missionary Dependent Award


100% tuition annual award renewable up to four years.

Available to dependent students of current or former International Mission Board missionaries who are eligible for the Post-Secondary Education Allowance from the IMB (to be eligible, the MK’s parents must be long term personnel in active field service and the MK must have been on the field with the family for a minimum of 36 months. They can be full-time or part-time but must be under the age of 30.)

When combined with IMB allowance and potential federal, state and other grants, LC projects a package to cover within 90-100% of tuition, fees, room and board based upon current averages.

MK Discount may not be combined with other LC aid.

2.0 cumulative GPA to maintain award.


Francis A. Schaeffer Scholarship

Students must complete the workbook Thinking Like a Christian: Understanding and Living a Biblical Worldview and must submit a

church endorsement letter from their pastor/youth pastor indicating that the student has completed the study. Students must also

participate in college-sanctioned missions service projects for the local church and community. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

$2,500 max per year

Fred Lowery Missions and Ministry Scholarship

Student must be pursuing a degree under the School of Missions & Ministry. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA.

$6,000 max per year

CLIA (Central Louisiana Incentive Award)

This award is given to a limited number of first time freshmen and transfer students. Students must commute from central

Louisiana. Students must also show financial need or above average academic GPA.


Direct Loans

Student Loans are not based upon credit.

$5,500 freshmen and sophomores

$6,500 junions and seniors

Plus Loans

These loans are parent loans, which are based upon credit. Please contact Financial Aid for more information.