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..

Latest LOSFA LOOP posted
Monday, July 31, 2017

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..

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..

"Opt Out" Procedures for Students Receiving a TOPS Award During a Budget Shor...
Friday, August 26, 2016

Act 503 of the 2016 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature allows a student to "opt out" of receiving his/her TOPS Award during a budget shortfall, as is the case with the 2016-17 Academic Year. Students may choose not to receive payment of their TOPS awards during any or all semesters/term... .. read more..

GO Grant Allocations for 2016-2017
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Board of Regents has approved $26,429,108 for GO Grant Awards for the 2016-2017 award year. Institutions have been allocated an amount based on the same methodology used for 2015-2016. The 2016-2017 GO Grant Allocation schedule is attached to this bulletin.... .. read more..

LOSFA Receives FAFSA Completion Challenge Grant
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) has received a $54,000.00 Grant from the National College Access Network (NCAN) and The Kresge Foundation to increase completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by high school students in East Baton Rouge Parish ... .. read more..

LOSFA to celebrate 529 College Saving Day at Woman's Hospital
Monday, May 23, 2016

From the moment a baby is born, parents begin dreaming about his or her future. Whether socially or academically, parents want their child to succeed. The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) is here to help parents worry less and START saving for higher education.... .. read more..

UnlockMyFuture.org: New LOSFA College Match and Fit Website Launched
Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) today announced the launch of its new "Match and Fit" College Access and Career Planning website:   http://www.unlockmyfuture.org .. read more..

TOPS Tech Award Eligible Programs for 2017 Graduates
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Act 230 of the 2015 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature provides that 2017 high school graduates will be able to use the TOPS Tech Award to pursue an associate's degree or other shorter-term training and education programs, including skill, occupational, vocational, technical, certificat... .. read more..

Revised Application for TOPS Tech Early Start and Supplemental Course Allocation
Monday, March 7, 2016

The application for TOPS Tech Early Start and Supplemental Course Allocation has been revised. The revised version of the application is the only form that may be used for the 2016-17 school year and beyond.... .. read more..

College Goal Sunday in Louisiana Continues on March 6
Monday, February 29, 2016

Louisiana's ninth annual College Goal Sunday events will be held on March 6, 2016, from 1:30-4:00 p.m. at nine 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 student financial aid... .. read more..

February 28th and March 6th are College Goal Sundays in Louisiana
Thursday, February 25, 2016

Louisiana's ninth annual College Goal Sunday events will be held on two consecutive Sundays, February 28 and March 6, 2016, from 1:30-4:00 p.m. at nineteen locations around the state. The purpose of College Goal Sunday is to provide students and their families with free professional assistance in... .. read more..

LOSFA to Resume Processing TOPS Payment Requests On Thursday, February 18
Friday, February 12, 2016

On Thursday, February 11, 2016, the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance suspended TOPS payments to post- secondary institutions out of precaution due to the possibility of budget cuts. Following Governor John Bel Edwards' address, LOSFA received clarification that the $28 million cut... .. read more..

Revised TOPS Tech Early Start Payment Request File Format
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

In August 2015, the application for the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) Tech Early Start Program (TTES) was revised to serve as a dual application for both TOPS Tech Early Start and Supplemental Course Allocation (SCA) funding sources.... .. read more..

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