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How do I comment or request a hearing on the proposed rules?

LOSFA promulgates rules for the financial aid programs it administers using the procedures required by the Louisiana Administrative Procedure Act. The first step is to publish a Notice of Intent in the Louisiana Register. After the Notice of Intent is published, the public has 20 days to submit comments and/or to request a public hearing.

Interested persons may submit comments or request a hearing on the proposed rules in the Notice of Intent by sending an e-mail to LOSFA.Comments@la.gov or by sending written comments to:

Sujuan W. Boutté, Executive Director
Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance Director
P.O. Box 91202
Baton Rouge, LA  70821-9202

PLEASE NOTE: THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT COMMENTS AND/OR TO REQUEST A HEARING FOR EACH NOTICE OF INTENT IS IN PARENTHESIS BENEATH EACH SUBJECT IN THE “PROPOSED RULE CHANGES IN PROGRESS” COLUMN. TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION, COMMENTS AND REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN THE DEADLINE. 

Petitions to BOR or LATTA for LOSFA Administered Programs

Besides the above procedures to comment on a rule under modification during the Notice of Intent process, interested parties can petition for a change to any rule in Title 28 parts IV through VII at any time.

Petitions to the Louisiana Board of Regents (BOR) or Louisiana Tuition Trust Authority (LATTA) for LOSFA financial aid programs requesting the adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule shall be made pursuant to La. R.S. 49:953C, which provides in pertinent part, “An interested person may petition an agency requesting the adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule. Each agency shall prescribe by rule the form for petitions and the procedure for their submission, considerations, and disposition. Within ninety days after submission of a petition, the agency shall either deny the petition in writing, stating the reasons for the denial, or shall initiate rulemaking proceedings in accordance with this Chapter.” The form for petitioning BOR or LATTA for LOSFA administered programs may be accessed here. Petitions must be signed and received by USPS certified mail at:

Sujuan W. Boutté, Executive Director
Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance 
P.O. Box 91202
Baton Rouge, LA  70821-9202

Annual Report

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Summary Reports

Scholarship and Grant Program Rules

TOPS Statute at www.legis.la.gov 

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Current Program RulesEmergency Rules in Effect 
(not included in current program rules)
Proposed Rule Changes in Progress 
(under review and comment prior to final adoption)
Title 28
EDUCATION
Part IV. Student Financial Assistance – Higher Education Scholarship and Grant Programs
Includes, but not limited to, the following:
TOPS (Opportunity, Performance, Honors, Tech, Teacher, National Guard Awards)
TOPS-Tech Early Start
Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship
Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP)
GO-Youth ChalleNGe






Hurricane Laura (LAC 28:IV.2103 and 2105)(SG21193E)Hurricane Laura (LAC 28:IV.2103 and 2105)(SG21193NI)
(Comment period ended November 9, 2020)
Hurricanes Laura/Delta/Zeta (LAC 28:IV.509, 703, 705, 803, 805, 2103 and 2105)(SG21197E)Hurricanes Laura/Delta (LAC 28:IV.509, 703, 705, 803, 805, 2103 and 2105)(SG21194NI)
(Comment period ended February 10, 2021)
COVID 19 (LAC 28:IV.703, 1809 and 2103)(SG21196E)COVID 19 (LAC 28:IV.703, 1809 and 2103)(SG21196NI)
(Comment period ended April 12, 2021)
Hurricanes Laura/Delta/Zeta (LAC 28:IV.509, 703, 705, 803, 805, 2103 and 2105)(SG21197E)Hurricanes Laura/Delta/Zeta (LAC 28:IV.509, 703, 705, 803, 805, 2103 and 2105)(SG21197NI)
(Comment period ended April 12, 2021)
Chafee Increase (LAC IV:1801 and 1809)(SG21199NI)
(Comment period ends July 12, 2021)

LOSFA Advisory Board Bylaws

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Current Program RulesEmergency Rules in Effect 
(not included in current program rules)
Proposed Rule Changes in Progress
(under review and comment prior to final adoption)
Title 28
EDUCATION
Part V. Student Financial Assistance – Higher Education Loan Program
Includes, but not limited to, the following:
LASFAC Bylaws
Advisory Committee to the Student Financial Assistance Commission Bylaws

IRC Section 529 Savings Plans Rules:
START and ABLE

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Current Program RulesEmergency Rules in Effect 
(not included in current program rules)
Proposed Rule Changes in Progress 
(under review and comment prior to final adoption)
Title 28
EDUCATION
Part VI. IRC Section 529 Savings Plans: START, START K12 and ABLE
Includes, but not limited to, the following:
Education Savings Accounts
Owner’s Agreements
ABLE Accounts


ABLE Update (LAC 28:VI.507, 509, 511, 513, 517, 519, 521)(ST21195NI)
(Comment period ends March 10, 2021)

Louisiana Tuition Trust Authority (LATTA) Bylaws

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Current Program RulesEmergency Rules in Effect 
(not included in current program rules)
Proposed Rule Changes in Progress 
(under review and comment prior to final adoption)
Title 28
EDUCATION
Part VII. Student Financial Assistance – Higher Education Loan Program
Includes, but not limited to, the following:
LATTA Bylaws

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