Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid!

At Louisiana Tech University, your dreams for a quality education can become a reality! Because Louisiana Tech University is a public university, students can look forward to a premium, first-rate education at an affordable rate. Still, the total cost of tuition, room/board, books, and other expenses can add up. This is where the Office of Financial Aid can assist you.

The mission of the Office of Financial Aid is to assist students in attaining their educational goals by helping them navigate the financial aid process. Through education, counseling, and guidance, the Office of Financial Aid is committed to providing its students with the means to obtain financial assistance in an efficient and effective manner, as well as increase their financial knowledge and decision-making skills in order to help ensure their future financial success.

Many of our students receive financial aid; in fact, 89% of the 2017-2018 class received financial aid of some kind to pay for their education. It is a big investment that provides valuable returns and carries with it many rights and responsibilities. See if you qualify for federal financial aid.

All Louisiana Tech University financial aid professionals adhere to those principles set forth by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and abide by the Louisiana Tech University Financial Aid Code of Conduct.

Feel free to contact our office with any questions or concerns you might have regarding Financial Aid.

Mail: Louisiana Tech University, Office of Financial Aid, PO Box 7925, Ruston, LA 71272
Phone: 318-257-2641

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TOPS Information

TOPS Information Update

UPDATED: 7/10/2017

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 update


TOPS Information Update

UPDATED: 11/3/2016

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.

TOPS Award amount update


TOPS Information Update


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.