Types of Financial Aid
Federal PELL Grant
A Federal Pell Grant may be available to an undergraduate student with financial needs. Values range depending on degree of need, cost of education, enrollment status and congressional funding level. In most cases, Federal Pell grants do not have to be repaid.
Federal Student Loans
NLTCC currently does NOT process federal student loans.
Federal Work Study
Federal Work Study is a federally funded program available to students demonstrating financial need who are attending at least half time. Positions are available at each campus.
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
The Iraq-Afghanistan Service Grant may provide additional benefits to an otherwise Pell-eligible student whose parent or guardian died as a result of U.S. military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001. Qualified individuals may receive increased amounts of federal student aid if the student was less than 24 years old when the parent or guardian died, or was enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of the parent or guardian’s death.
Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits
NLTCC proudly serves our active duty and veteran military students as they pursue ;a college education. Military veterans may be eligible for educational benefits via the GI® Bill. Complete the Application for VA Education Benefits (VA Form 22-1990).
TOPS (Taylor Opportunity Program for Students) is a program of state scholarships for Louisiana residents.. Eligibility requirements for TOPS awards are determined by Louisiana Office of Student Financial Aid (LOSFA). LOSFA will notify NLTCCC of all students who are eligible for TOPS for the upcoming semesters, and we will automatically authorize TOPS awards on individual LoLA accounts.
Louisiana Go Grant
The purpose of this program is to provide a need-based component to the state's financial aid plan to support nontraditional and low to moderate-income students who need additional aid to afford the cost of attending college.
Go Youth Challenge Program
The GO Youth ChalleNGge Program is a program to encourage and assist those students who graduate from the Louisiana National Guard's Youth Challenge Program to continue their education and enhance their employment opportunities by providing tuition at an eligible Louisiana postsecondary institution.
Additional State Aid Programs
The Louisiana Office of Student Fianncial Assistance is a program of the Louisiana Board of Regents. For additional informtion regarding the programs listed above as well as others, please visit LOSFA webspage.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. The goal of the ACT is to increase employment, retention, and earnings of participants and in doing so, improve the quality of the workforce to sustain economic growth, enhance productivity and competitiveness and reduce welfare dependency. Student eligibility is determined by Coordinating and Development Corporation (CDC) Field Offices in the city/parish that he/she resides in. If student lives inside the city limits of City of Shreveport, please contact the City of Shreveport’s WIOA office.
Louisiana National Guard Tuition Exemption
To determine eligibility, students must contact Sgt. Acker with the Louisiana National Guard at (504) 278.8273. If the student is eligible, NLTCC will be contact via the receipt a Tuition Exemption letter. The Tuition Exemption denotes that NLTCC will waive tuition ; however, the student will be responsible for any fees. Please note that any student that wishes to obtain a tuition exemption through the Louisiana National Guard, must pursue at least an Associate’s Degree.
Louisiana Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Services
Vocational Rehabilitation, the flagship program of Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS), is a one-stop career development program that offers individuals with disabilities a wide range of services designed to provide them with the skills, resources, attitudes, and expectations needed to compete in the interview process, get the job, keep the job, and develop a lifetime career. LRS' Vocational Rehabilitation Program provides comprehensive rehabilitation services that go far beyond those found in routine job training programs. This frequently includes work evaluation and job readiness services; assessment for and provision of assistive technology, such as customized computer interfaces for persons with physical or sensory disabilities; job counseling services, and medical and therapeutic services.
For more information about LRS service and how to apply, click here.
Louisiana Department of Veteran Affiars (State)
Louisiana offers education assistance to surviving spouses of deceased Veterans as well as children of Veterans rated with 90% or more service-connected disability and children of Veterans rated with 100% service-connected disability due to unemployability. For more infomration, visit your local Veteran's Parish Service Office.
The Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS), which includes Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College, has entered into agreements with three organizations:
- Future Farmers of America (FFA);
- SkillsUSA; and
Qualified students graduating from high school beginning in the 2017-18 school year will be eligible for $500 and $1000 scholarships during the Fall term only. For more information, download the flyers below:
5 for 6 Initiative
The 5 for 6 Initiative was established to assist student who are currently enrolled in an adult education program and wishes to begin working towards their postsecondary education prior to obtaining their high school diploma (or equivalency). To be eligible, students must:
- Be ages 14-26
- Be in the foster care system, aged out of the foster care system, exited the foster care system through legal guardianship or adoption after attaining the age of 16, or was in the foster care system after the age of 14 and exited for reasons other than adoption, guardianship, or aging out; and
- Be enrolled in postsecondary education; and
- Annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Not have attained the age of 26; and
- Be enrolled in postsecondary education; and
- Not have participated in the program for more than five years, whether or not consecutively; and
- Be making satisfactory academic progress in his/her program of study
LCTCS Ready Tech Go Scholarship
A “TOPS-TECH LIKE” program for Louisiana’s adult population to provide public postsecondary scholarships to Louisiana’s working-age citizens who have earned an alternative high school diploma. In addition, has the following eligible criteria:
- A United States citizen
- A Louisiana Resident
- Enrolled in a TOPS Tech eligible program
- FAFSA on file
- Full-Time Enrollment
Student Government Association Scholarship
NLTCC offers scholarships for each campus's SGA President and Treasurer/Secretary for each semester an individual services in the amount of $500 for the President and $250 for the Treasurer/Secretary.
Healthy Blue Scholarship for Allied Health Students
LCTCS and Healthy Blue Louisiana have joined together to provide $50,000 ischolarships for LCTCS students in Health Sciences programs.
- Fall - July 1st
- Spring - October 1st
- Summer - April 1st
Horatio Alger Scholarship
The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Association Chairman Emeritus and Endowment Fund President Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.
- Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
- Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 20XX
- Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
- Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
- Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
- Be under the age of 30
- Be a United States citizen
Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books, and supplies. All scholarship funds are paid directly to NLTCC on behalf of the recipient.
Scholarship Search Sites
Common Scholarship Scams
Fraudulent scholarships can take many forms. Be sure to safeguard personal and financial information and protect yourself from scholarship scams.
Third Party Scholarships
Third party scholarships are privately funded resources available to qualified students to use to pay for educational opportunities. NLTCC accepts third party scholarship awarded to NLTCC students if provided appropriate information along with payment. Such information includes, but is not limited to:
- Letter of Intent - Students Name, Purpose of the Award
- Check made payable to LCTC Foundation