Beginning July 1, 2022, the M.J. Foster Promise Program, a financial aid award given to eligible students, will be administered by the Board of Regents through the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance. The Promise Program provides financial assistance to eligible students who enroll in a qualified degree program. Eligible providers include public two-year colleges or universities and accredited proprietary schools licensed by the Board of Regents in Louisiana.
The goal is to help adult students earn an associate degree or a postsecondary education credential required for various in-demand, high-wage careers aligned with Louisiana’s workforce priorities.
The M.J. Foster Promise Program is available to eligible Louisiana residents, but student awards are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Financial support is provided to students who pursue degrees or certificates that align with jobs in high-growth sectors like construction, healthcare, IT, and manufacturing.
M.J. Foster Promise funds can be used over three years to cover tuition and fees. The maximum award amount is $3,200 per award year with a lifetime maximum benefit of $6,400.
Since Promise funds are a “last dollar” award, all applicants must complete the FAFSA to determine eligibility for other sources of federal aid or demonstrate eligibility for federal aid. The funds would apply to any balances after all other forms of financial assistance are disbursed, so specific award amounts will vary for each student.
The eligibility requirements include:
LSU Eunice, in partnership with LSU Online, offers one online program that qualifies for funding through the M.J. Foster Promise Program.
LSU Eunice will award M.J. Foster Promise funds to eligible students within these programs beginning in Fall 2022. Students may complete coursework 100% online. Enrolled students will have access to dedicated Enrollment and Student Success Coaches throughout their educational journey.
For information related to our available programs, contact an Enrollment Coach. If you have additional questions about the M.J. Foster Promise Program, visit: https://mylosfa.la.gov/students-parents/scholarships-grants/mjfoster/
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