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Louisiana’s First Choice for College Access


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 college access browses, integrated business and industry visits, postsecondary campus visits, and more.

  • Prepare.

    We prepare students for college success by providing academic tutoring support services, ACT/SAT standardized test preparation activities, comprehensive mentoring, college/career counseling and advising, dual enrollment support, and more.

  • Provide.

    We provide college financial aid and related support services by administering Louisiana’s merit-based scholarship, known as the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS), Louisiana’s need-based scholarship (GO Grant), LOSFA’s Go Youth ChalleNGe Grant, START Saving Plan, START K12 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.

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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Message Center

Meet LEX

LOSFA’s EXpert in accessing financial aid information, designed to answer your questions around the clock and advocate for your success!



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 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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