Louisiana Live Your Dream Program

The Louisiana, Live Your Dream program helps make the Centenary experience accessible to all high-achieving Louisiana students.

If you receive a Pell grant and are eligible for the Louisiana TOPS Honors Award, Centenary will leverage state, federal, and institutional funds to cover the total cost of tuition. The Louisiana, Live Your Dream program is renewable annually for a total of four years based on Pell and TOPS eligibility. Only students applying to Centenary as first-time college students and have filed their FAFSA by April 1 are eligible for this program.

Centenary is celebrating its rich history in Louisiana by offering to pay the tuition and student fees for all Louisiana residents eligible for a Federal Pell Grant who enter Centenary for the first time in Fall 2008 as a full-time student or thereafter.

“In 2008, Centenary College celebrates 100 years in the Shreveport/Bossier area,” said Kenneth L. Schwab, Centenary College President. “Centenary grew out of combining The College of Louisiana in Jackson, Louisiana, and Centenary College of Brandon Springs, Mississippi, to form a premier liberal arts college that would be accessible to families in the state of Louisiana. And while the College now serves students from 36 states and 14 countries, we are pleased that the Louisiana Live Your Dream program means we will open our doors even wider to our own Louisiana students.”

For Pell eligible Louisiana students, Centenary College will combine financial aid from federal, state and institutional sources to equal the cost of tuition and student fees.

The Louisiana Live Your Dream Program is renewable annually for a total of four years based on Pell eligibility.

“This is part of Centenary’s ongoing commitment to make college affordable for students and their families,” said Provost Darrel Colson, “and why Centenary previously launched CAP (Centenary Affordability Program) and the Campaign for Scholarships.”