The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) is a Program of the Louisiana Board of Regents, administering the state’s scholarship and grant programs, and the state’s Internal Revenue Code Section 529 college savings program. Through outreach services, LOSFA is also active in the dissemination and support of college access information and services with a concentration on assisting students from low-income families and first-generation college attendees, in locating and obtaining the resources necessary to pursue and complete a postsecondary education.
We promote college access through educational programs, FAFSA and college application completion support, college access browses, integrated business and industry visits, postsecondary campus visits, comprehensive communications and outreach, and more, as the state’s expert source of information on financial assistance.
We prepare students for college success by providing intensive comprehensive college and career advising, connections to support services, mentoring, student network groups, opportunities to connect with employers for job shadowing and internships, partnerships with community organizations and postsecondary institutions, college access educational programs, financial literacy resources, and more.
We provide college financial assistance and related support services by administering Louisiana’s merit-based Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) scholarship, need-based Louisiana GO Grant scholarship, M.J. Foster Promise Program, Louisiana Geaux Teach, Louisiana National Guard Patriot Scholarship Program, Louisiana’s 529 START Saving Plan, K12 Saving Plan, LA ABLE, and more.
LOSFA is proud to announce, in partnership with Louisiana United Way, the launch of the 211 Resource Database where countless resources are at your disposal to help you get in contact with the right organization to meet your needs.
We have advocates for each high school grade level to help prepare students for their college success. Each Advocate provides resources and advice for the grade level they represent. Click the button below to find out more about your advocates!