Consent Form for the TOPS Tracker, Determination of TOPS Eligibility, and Col...
Friday, August 24, 2018

As you know, Act 837 of the 2014 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature requires the governing authority of each school to provide a form to the parent or legal guardian of each student enrolled in grades eight through twelve which explains that the parent has the right to determine whether... .. read more..

Legislature Increases Louisiana GO Grant Appropriation
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Additional need-based state financial aid will be available to Louisiana postsecondary students during the 2018-19 academic year thanks to a $2 million increase in funding for the popular Louisiana GO Grant program, bringing the full annual allocation, as approved by the Board of Regents, to $28,... .. read more..

GO Grant Allocations for 2018-2019
Friday, July 6, 2018

The Board of Regents has approved $28,429,108 for GO Grant Awards for the 2018-2019 award year, an increase of $2 million dollars from the previous academic year. Institutions have been allocated an amount based on the same methodology used for 2017-2018. The 2018-2019 GO Grant Allocation schedul... .. read more..

TOPS Inventory Roster
Friday, July 6, 2018

Beginning July 1, 2018, the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) will generate the TOPS Inventory Roster on a quarterly basis. The TOPS Inventory Roster WILL NOT replace the weekly generated TOPS Student Roster and TOPS Master Roster. These reports should still be utilized to ... .. read more..

Latest LOSFA LOOP posted
Thursday, July 5, 2018

LOSFA LOOP is the official publication of the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance. LOSFA LOOP is published in order to inform schools, lenders, students, parents and the general public within the state of Louisiana about LOSFA's efforts to promote and to provide college access. .. read more..

How to Correct TOPS Processing Errors
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The TOPS processing season is quickly approaching. LOSFA is providing you with this list of common errors we encounter while processing students for TOPS Eligibility so that you can assist your students to ensure a timely determination of TOPS status. The following lists the most common errors an... .. read more..

Why isn't student information showing up on the FAFSA Completion Report even ...
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Why isn't student information showing up on the FAFSA Completion Report even though the student has provided confirmation of completion? .. read more..

LA GEAR UP Conference Set for March 9-11
Thursday, March 8, 2018

More than 350 Louisiana GEAR UP students, who will be representing 48 schools and 16 school districts across the state of Louisiana, will converge at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Downtown Hotel from March 9-11 for the Louisiana GEAR UP Conference. .. read more..

ACT WorkKeys for TOPS Tech Award
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Since the 2010-11 academic year, high school students have been able to qualify for the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) Technical award by achieving a qualifying score on the ACT WorkKeys test. Previously, the high school sent The ACT National Career Readiness Certificate to LOSFA ... .. read more..

Important Information for START Saving Program Year-End Depositors
Thursday, December 21, 2017

In order for START Saving Account deposits that are sent by mail (or through an independent delivery service) to be eligible for exclusion from income reported on your 2017 Louisiana state tax return, the deposit must be postmarked by December 31, 2017 and received by January 3, 2018 . Deposits n... .. read more..

John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program Application Period is January ...
Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA), a program of the Board of Regents, will be accepting applications for the John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program January 1-April 30, 2018, for eligible prosecutors and public defenders across the state.... .. read more..

November 5th is College Goal Sunday in Louisiana
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Louisiana's eleventh annual College Goal Sunday events will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017, from 1:30- 4:00 p.m. at fourteen locations around the state. The purpose of College Goal Sunday is to provide students and their families with free professional assistance in completing the primary st... .. read more..

TOPS Core Curriculum Regarding AP Physics I and AP Physics II
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

At its meeting of June 21, 2017, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) approved changes to the TOPS University Diploma as it pertains to AP Physics I and AP Physics II such that a student can meet high school graduation requirements by taking either course and that each course wi... .. read more..

GO Grant Allocations for 2017-2018
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Board of Regents has approved $26,429,108 for GO Grant Awards for the 2017-2018 award year. Institutions have been allocated an amount based on the same methodology used for 2016-2017. The 2017-2018 GO Grant Allocation schedule is attached to this bulletin.... .. read more..

April 26 is GEAR UP Day in Louisiana
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Governor John Bel Edwards has proclaimed April 26, 2017, as GEAR UP Day in Louisiana. On that day, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the State Capitol Rotunda, members of the Louisiana Legislature will have the opportunity to meet a number of the outstanding students that will share their opportunitie... .. read more..

John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program Application Period is Ending o...
Thursday, April 20, 2017

The John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program in Louisiana provides for the repayment of eligible educational loans (both Federal Family Education Loan Program [FFELP] and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans) for state and federal public defenders and state prosecutors employed in Louisiana... .. read more..

February 12th is College Goal Sunday in Louisiana
Monday, February 6, 2017

Louisiana's tenth annual College Goal Sunday events will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2017, from 1:30- 4:00 p.m. at fifteen locations around the state. The purpose of College Goal Sunday is to provide students and their families with free professional assistance in completing the primary stude... .. read more..

John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program Application Period is January ...
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) will be accepting applications for the John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program January 1- April 30, 2017, for eligible prosecutors and public defenders across the state.... .. read more..

ASPIRE and Pre-ACT Successor to ACT PLAN for TOPS Tech Early Start
Friday, October 14, 2016

As you are aware, the ACT PLAN assessment is no longer offered. As this test has been used as a means by which students can qualify for TOPS Tech Early Start funding, language has been added to the TOPS statute to provide that a student can now qualify by achieving a score of 15 or above on the m... .. read more..

TOPS Tech Early Start Application Beginning Fall 2016
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Effective with the fall semester of 2016, the Louisiana Department of Education has indicated that individual districts will be responsible for the processing of all payments for the Supplemental Course Allocation (SCA) program. Questions regarding SCA should be directed to Ernise Singleton, Ph.D... .. read more..

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