-TOPS money can be used for postsecondary education institutions in the state of Louisiana only
-There are three levels of TOPS awards. See requirements for each here.
-Eligibility for lowest level: 2.5 Weighted GPA, ACT Composite Score 20, completion of 19 Core Units
-More information available at LOSFA’s website: http://www.osfa.la.gov/
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
-FAFSA is used to determine a student’s eligibility for financial aid including grants, loans, and work-study. FAFSA must be filed in order to be considered for financial aid (including TOPS).
-Both the student and parent/guardian must create an FSA ID before completing the FAFSA. Make sure to record your information so you can access your account later!
-Complete the FAFSA online here
-Visit asklela.org or call the AskLela HELPline at 844-463-2372 for more assistance filling out FAFSA, and you can always ask us if you need help!
-There are many reputable resources for searching for scholarships. These are a good place to start:
- College Greenlight
- CSS Profile
- CollegeBoard Scholarship Search
- Fast Web
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund