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

Applying For TOPS 

You have two options to apply for TOPS: the TOPS Online Application or The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). The FAFSA® allows you to apply for TOPS/TOPS Tech, other state aid, and all federal aid.  

Completing the TOPS Online Application fulfills the graduation requirement as an alternative to completing the FAFSA®; however, the TOPS Online Application allows you to apply ONLY for TOPS/TOPS Tech.  

If you complete the FAFSA®, you do not have to fill out the TOPS Online Application to apply for TOPS.  

Please see the “Navigating Your Options” info graphic below the application links:

TOPS Program Information 

When Will I Know if I Have TOPS? 

TOPS processing for eligibility begins in June each year. You will be notified of eligibility by email. You can also monitor your TOPS eligibility status in your Student Hub account. 

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