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, 93% of students who were enrolled in 2019-2020 academic year 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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Summer Office Hours:  Monday- Thursday 7:30am to 5:00pm and Friday 7:30am to 12:30pm. 


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Constitution Day:


All members of the College community are encouraged to participate in the annual celebration of Constitution Day, which usually includes voter registration activities.

Constitution Day– also known as Citizenship Day– is celebrated on September 17 each year.

Constitution Day commemorates the day in 1787 that delegates to the first U.S. Constitutional Convention (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and more than 30 other “founding fathers”) signed the document that established our national government.

In 2004, the U.S. Congress designated Sep. 17 as Constitution Day, with requirements for public schools and governmental offices to provide educational programs to promote better understanding of the Constitution and citizenship (both native-born and naturalized).

To learn more about America’s founding principles and about voting as a civic duty, you can participate in the College’s Constitution Day activities, or visit:



The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) has published information regarding provisions for students that are unable to meet renewal eligibility requirements due to the Conronavirus. For more information go to

TOPS Summer 2021 Information:


Now that Spring billings have been received, sufficient funds remain to offer TOPS payment for 2021 Qualified Summer sessions. In order to receive TOPS for the summer, you must complete a 2020-2021 TOPS Summer Payment Request Form

The definition of a Qualified Summer session is below:

TOPS funding for a Qualified Summer Session is only available if the student meets one of the following criteria:

    –  You have earned at least 60 hours of college credit.
    –  The summer session is required in your degree program for graduation and you enrolled for at least the minimum number of hours required for the degree program.
    –  You can complete your program’s graduation requirements in the summer session.
    –  The course(s) taken during the summer session is required for graduation in the program in which you are enrolled and is only offered during the summer session.
    –  The summer session is conducted for a nonacademic program in which you are enrolled.

Students who do not meet the above criteria may always attend a summer session at their own expense.

An award made for summer school expends one semester or term of TOPS eligibility.