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LOSFA File Formats

The documents below contain the file formats necessary for uploading records to or downloading records from LOSFA’s systems.

  • Field Value Definitions – for use with all programs
    Field Value Definitions
    To be used with the file formats below. Contains valid values for fields such as Academic Standing, Award Level, Disposition Status, Program Classification, and more.
    PDF
    Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Codes
    To be used with TOPS, GO Grant, and Chafee payment requests. Contains valid values for CIP Code as reported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Not for use with the TOPS Tech Early Start program.
    PDF
  • Error Roster – for use with all programs
    Error Roster File Layout
    For use when downloading error roster data from the Reports tab of the Louisiana Award System.
    PDF
  • TOPS (Taylor Opportunity Program for Students)
    Billing Information – TOPS Payment Request File Layout
    For use when uploading TOPS payment requests through the Upload Files tab of the Louisiana Award System.
    PDF
    Billing Information – TOPS Payment Request File Layout
    For use when uploading TOPS payment requests using PGP key exchange.
    PDF
    Billing Information – TOPS Payment Roster File Layout
    For use when downloading TOPS payment roster data from the Reports tab of the Louisiana Award System.
    PDF
    Billing Information – TOPS Payment Roster File Layout
    For use when downloading TOPS payment roster data using PGP key exchange.
    PDF
    Grades Information – TOPS Academic Information File Layout
    For use when uploading TOPS grades records through the Upload Files tab of the Louisiana Award System.
    PDF
    Grades Information – TOPS Academic Information File Layout
    For use when uploading TOPS grades records through the Upload Files tab of the Louisiana Award System. Features option for submitting grades in decimal format.
    PDF
    Grades Information – TOPS Academic Information File Layout
    For use when uploading TOPS grades records using PGP key exchange.
    PDF
    Grades Information – TOPS Academic Information File Layout
    For use when uploading TOPS grades records using PGP key exchange. Features option for submitting grades in decimal format.
    PDF
    Roster Information – TOPS Master Roster
    For use when downloading TOPS master roster data from the Reports tab of the Louisiana Award System.
    PDF
    Roster Information – TOPS Master Roster
    For use when downloading TOPS master roster data using PGP key exchange.
    PDF
    Roster Information – TOPS Student Roster
    For use when downloading TOPS student roster data from the Reports tab of the Louisiana Award System.
    PDF
    Roster Information – TOPS Student Roster
    For use when downloading TOPS student roster data using PGP key exchange.
    PDF
    Roster Information – TOPS Inventory Roster
    For use when downloading TOPS inventory roster data from the Reports tab of the Louisiana Award System.
    PDF
  • TOPS Tech Early Start Award Program (TTES)
    TTES Payment Request File Layout
    For use when uploading TTES payment requests. For use with the Upload Files tab of the Louisiana Award System and when using PGP key exchange.
    PDF
  • GO Grant
    GO Grant Payment Request File Layout
    For use when uploading GO Grant payment requests through the Upload Files tab of the Louisiana Award System.
    PDF
    GO Grant Payment Request File Layout
    For use when uploading GO Grant payment requests using PGP key exchange.
    PDF
    GO Grant Payment Roster File Layout
    For use when downloading GO Grant payment roster data from the Reports tab of the Louisiana Award System.
    PDF
    GO Grant Payment Roster File Layout
    For use when downloading GO Grant payment roster data using PGP key exchange.
    PDF
  • Vocational Education
    Vocational Education Payment Roster
    For use when downloading VocEd payment roster data from the Reports tab of the Louisiana Award System.
    PDF
    Vocational Education Student Roster
    For use when downloading VocEd payment roster data from the Reports tab of the Louisiana Award System.
    PDF