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Information on all the possible aid available to Adult/Non-Traditional can be found here as well as the requirements for each. There is no application fee or fees of any kind when applying for scholarships and grants with LOSFA.

Adult Learners/Non-Traditional Students

General Information:

Child Care Financial Assistance:

Student Assistance Programs for Adults/Non-Traditional Students:

Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC): The Educational Opportunity Centers program provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education. The program also provides services to improve the financial and economic literacy of participants. An important objective of the program is to counsel participants on financial aid options, including basic financial planning skills, and to assist in the application process. The goal of the EOC program is to increase the number of adult participants who enroll in postsecondary education institutions. In order to contact one of the EOC Programs in Louisiana click below:

Testing Information:

Financial Aid:

If you plan to pay for any of your education-related expenses “out of pocket” it may benefit you to open a START Saving account. The state will match up to 14% of your annual deposits every year and you can deduct up to $2,400.00 in annual deposits from your Louisiana tax liability ($4,800 for a married couple filing jointly). For more information click the follwing link:

*Under certain circumstances, some active duty members of the military may qualify for the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) scholarship if they graduated from high school in 1997 or later. For more information click the following link:

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