The MJ Foster Promise Program is available to qualifying students as a financial assistance resource for select programs offered at all Delta College campuses located across Louisiana within Baton Rouge, Slidell, Lafayette, and Covington. Contact an admissions representative by visiting the Delta College Admissions pages of our website below or by calling 225-503-2650 and requesting additional information on the MJ Foster Promise.
The MJ Foster Promise program named after former Louisiana Governor Mike J. Foster began back in July 2022 as a $10.5 million “last dollar” financial support funded by the state legislature for students to earn credentials that align with high-demand jobs within the growing Louisiana industry sectors of:
The M.J. Foster Promise Award is a financial assistance award available to Louisiana residents who are 21 and older and have not yet earned a degree at the associate level or above. The M.J. Foster Promise Award helps pay for tuition and fees at a Louisiana two-year post-secondary educational institution or Louisiana Board of Regents approved proprietary school to pursue a course of study that leads to a high demand job in a field that meets Louisiana’s workforce needs.
Incarcerated individuals and those who have been convicted of any crime of violence as defined in RS 14:2 are prohibited from receiving M.J. Foster Promise funds. For additional program information visit the Louisiana Office of Student and Financial Assistance.
The maximum award amount that a future Delta College student can receive is $3,200 per year for a full-time student to be applied to tuition and fees only. The Award amount for students attending less than full time will be proportional to the number of hours in which the student is enrolled. A recipient may receive a maximum of $6,400 over 3 years. Some recipients may receive the full $6,400 if enrolled in a high-cost program that is less than one year.
The MJ Foster Promise Award can be applied to the Medical Office and Health Care Administration Curriculum being offered at any of our four Louisiana based Delta College campuses or at our sister school Medical Training College. Get started by completing the MJ Foster application form and then by filling out an online application for our course registration.