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

What is TOPS?

The Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) (Authored by State Representative Charles R. McDonald) is a program of state merit-based scholarships for Louisiana residents who attend either one of the Louisiana Public Colleges and Universities, schools that are a part of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Louisiana approved Proprietary and Cosmetology Schools or institutions that are a part of the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. 

  • TOPS Eligibility 

    To qualify for TOPS, a student must:

        1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

        1. Meet TOPS Louisiana residency requirements.

        1. Complete all required units on the TOPS or TOPS Tech core curricula.

        1. Meet minimum Core GPA requirements (by award level) upon high school graduation.

        1. Meet minimum ACT composite score requirements (by award level).

    TOPS Award Levels and Eligibility Requirements

    Applying for TOPS 

    Do you need to apply for TOPS for the first time? Please click the button below to determine what steps need to be taken to apply for TOPS. 

    Maintaining TOPS 

    Are you a continuing TOPS student and have questions about maintaining your award? Please click the button below to determine what steps need to be taken to maintain your TOPS award.  

    What is the Student Hub? 

    The Student Hub is an online system to help students track TOPS status while in high school and throughout the student’s college career. High school students can track TOPS core curriculum requirements, TOPS GPA requirements and ACT scores while in high school. After high school graduation, students can track TOPS award eligibility, TOPS status, and receive their award letter FIRST via their Student Hub account. Once in college, all information relating to TOPS continuing eligibility and TOPS postsecondary GPA will be delivered via the Student Hub account. 

    In order to set up an account, you will need to use your assigned LOSFA ID or LASecureID. Once logged into your account, you will be able to check your TOPS status, ACT Score, notifications, etc. While logged into your account, you will also have the ability to choose to grant your parent(s) permission to access your information. 

    Important TOPS Information 

    TOPS TECH approved academic programs are currently under review. Students who enroll in a program of study in reliance on information set forth in this chart shall be allowed to begin and to receive TOPS Tech payment for such program of study. Updates to the approved courses of study will be posted as soon as they are available. Current TOPS Funding Status for the amount a TOPS Award will pay during the upcoming academic year. 

    TOPS Q and As and FAQs

    TOPS Q and A'sFile
    ACT and SAT questionsPDF
    Award AmountsPDF
    Core curriculumPDF
    Early Graduation and Early College AdmissionsPDF
    Eligible postsecondary institutionsPDF
    First time, full time enrollment requirementPDF
    GED - HiSet - NongraduatePDF
    Graduate SchoolPDF
    High School Graduation RecognitionPDF
    High School ReportingPDF
    Home Study ProgramsPDF
    Less than full time enrollmentPDF
    Out of State and Out of Country High School GraduatesPDF
    Renewal - Grades RequirementsPDF
    Renewal - HoursPDF
    Returning from an out of state collegePDF
    Student Hub Account InformationPDF
    Summer SchoolPDF
    TOPS Application ProcessPDF
    TOPS High School Cumulative GPAPDF
    TOPS TechPDF
    Students with Disabilities or Exceptionalities in High SchoolPDF

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