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Louisiana’s First Choice for College Access

About 

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.

LOSFA strives to be Louisiana’s first choice for college access. Our three-part process allows students to continue their education - beyond high school - by promoting, preparing for and providing equity of college access.
  • Promote.

    We promote college access through educational programs, FAFSA 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.

  • Prepare.

    We prepare students for college success by providing academic tutoring support services, ACT/SAT standardized test preparation activities, comprehensive mentoring, educational programs, financial literacy resources, college/career counseling and advising, student network groups, dual enrollment support, summer camps, and more.

  • Provide.

    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, LOSFA’s Go Youth ChalleNGe Grant, START Saving Plan and 1<12 Saving Plan, and more.

Unlock Your Career Path and Get Paid for What You Love to Do!

If you’ve found your career code, you’re already off and running with LOSFA's 5-Point Match tool! It’s all about discovering what you do better than anyone else, and turning what you love into an actual living.

Meet Your My LOSFA College Advocates!

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!

Our Impact

billion dollars in awards since inception
awards given since inception
million dollars awarded to Louisiana through the Louisiana GEAR UP Program
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Student Voices

Every student’s story is different. Click on the link below to hear from our future leaders.

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Do you need to create a Student Hub Account to check your TOPS Status?

LOSFA’s Student Hub gives you more options for tracking your award eligibility and status, and provides you with easier account maintenance features. The cheat sheet to create a Student Hub Account can be found here! Click the button below to go the Student Hub page.

 

The M.J. Foster Promise Program provides financial assistance to eligible students who enroll in a qualified program at a two-year public college or university, or an accredited proprietary school licensed by the Board of Regents to pursue an associate degree or a shorter-term postsecondary education credential required for certain high-demand, high-wage occupations aligned with Louisiana’s workforce priorities.

Our staff at the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) remains committed to meeting the needs of students during these difficult times.

Virtual Office hours are from 9AM – 3PM Monday through Friday.

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