Providing access to quality post-secondary education opportunities is a strategic investment that enhances the U.S. Service member’s ability to support mission accomplishment and successfully return to civilian life. A forward-leaning, lifelong learning environment is fundamental to the maintenance of a mentally powerful and adaptive leadership-ready force. Making post-secondary programs and information available to the military community is a goal at Louisiana Tech University. Below you will find several tools that can be used in making a decision to attend Louisiana Tech University:
The College Scorecard which is a planning tool and resource to assist prospective students and their families as they evaluate options in selecting a school.
The College Navigator which is a consumer tool that provides school information to include tuition and fees, retention and graduation rates, use of financial aid, student loan default rates and features a cost calculator and school comparison tool.
The Financial Shopping Sheet which is a model aid award letter designed to simplify the information that prospective students receive about costs and financial aid so they can easily compare institutions and make informed decisions about where to attend school. Students are emailed/mailed a shopping sheet once the University receives a federal application.
The ‘Paying for College’ webpage which can be used by prospective students to enter the names of up to three schools and receive detailed financial information on each one and to enter actual financial aid award information.
At Louisiana Tech University the designated point of contact for academic and financial advising, including access to disability counseling, to assist Service members with completion of studies and with job search activities is:
Robert D. Vento, Jr.
207 Keeny Hall
Ruston, Louisiana 71272
“Top-Up” eligible active duty DOD personnel may use the Montgomery or Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefit in conjunction with TA funds from their Service to cover those course costs to the Service member that exceed the amount of TA paid by his or her Service. RC members who qualify for Montgomery G.I. Bill benefits may use those benefits concurrently with TA. RC members who have earned entitlement for the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill can use both VA education benefits and TA, but VA will only pay for the portion of tuition not covered by TA. Therefore the combination of VA education benefits and TA will not exceed 100 percent of the actual costs of tuition.