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TOPS (Taylor Opportunity Program for Students) is a program of state 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.

The four different award components of the TOPS Program are:

Important TOPS Information:

TOPS funding is contingent upon appropriations by the Louisiana Legislature.  In the 2020 1st Extraordinary Legislative Session, appropriations were made to fully fund TOPS, as projected, for the 2020-21 academic year.   Go to Current TOPS Funding Status for the amount a TOPS Award will pay during the upcoming academic year.