Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance
A Program of the Board of Regents

Governor Jeff Landry declares a state of emergency in several Louisiana parishes that were impacted by Hurricane Beryl. Click here to learn more. Click here for important information regarding the One-Time Student Loan Debt Relief Program.  Click here to view options when applying for TOPS and TOPS Tech.

Louisiana’s First Choice for College Access

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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 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.

  • Prepare.

    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.

  • 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, 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.

Find resources in your local area!

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.

 

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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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Message Center

Click here for important information regarding the One-Time Student Loan Debt Relief Program.
Click here for the Hurricane Ida Q &A
LOSFA launches FAFSA Now campaign; Seniors encouraged to complete the FAFSA to secure money for college
TOPS Funding for 2020-2021
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Governor Jeff Landry declares a state of emergency in several Louisiana parishes that were impacted by Hurricane Beryl. Click here to learn more.

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.

Student Hub

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