TOPS Update: The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) has announced that TOPS awards for the 2017-18 Academic Year will be fully funded ($1,851 per quarter plus any applicable stipend). Please refer to the attached chart to review award amounts for the 2017-18 Academic Year. If you have any questions, please contact our office. Please note: We are currently in the processing of updating award letters to reflect this recent change.
TOPS INFORMATION UPDATE
The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) has published the TOPS Award amounts for Winter quarters. LOSFA has also published estimated award amounts for Spring quarters. (Actual award amount for Spring will be determined at a later date based on state appropriations and funding.) Please contact Financial Aid at the “online chat” on any Financial Aid webpage or call us at 318-257-2641 if you have any questions after reviewing the chart below.
Documents for the 2016-2017 Academic Year are now available for completion and processing. Log in to MyAID (http://latech.edu/myaid) and click on "Missing Information" to review any documents you need to submit for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. Copies of some forms are also available for download on the Forms page (http://latech.edu/finaid/resources/forms/).
Funding for TOPS is one of the most important and pivotal issues facing the Louisiana Legislature this session, and we are monitoring the situation closely. Although we don’t yet know how the TOPS program will be impacted, we strongly encourage all students to continue working hard to maintain their eligibility and to stay up to date on the discussions and decisions being made in Baton Rouge related to TOPS and higher education. Once the regular legislative session (and a possible special session) conclude in June, we will update all our prospective and admitted students as to the status of TOPS and what financial resources will be available to eligible Louisiana Tech students.TOPS Recipients will be notified by e-mail if/when TOPS Summer Payment will be offered by the state. At this time our office has been informed by the state that TOPS will only be offered in the Summer pending funding.