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Louisiana Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS)

General Information
TOPS is a scholarship program funded by the state of Louisiana. Students who have been Louisiana residents for at least two years and have graduated from a Louisiana high school are eligible to apply for TOPS. The maximum award at Tulane is the average Louisiana public college tuition and may include a stipend for students with higher grade point averages and/or ACT scores.

Applicants must have a minimum high school grade point average of 2.500, a minimum ACT score equivalent to the prior year's state ACT average, and have completed at least 16.5 core academic units in high school. Students with a 3.50 grade point average, an ACT score of 23 and who rank in the top 5% of their class will also receive an additional $400 stipend. Students with a 3.50 grade point average, an ACT score of 27 and who rank in the top 5% of their class will receive an additional $800 stipend.

The LOSFA website has more TOPS information: www.ofsa.state.la.us/ .

Application Procedure
Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the state's specified deadline. Contact the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance for additional assistance at:

PO Box 91202
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-9202
(800) 259-5626, Ext. 102


Last Updated: February 8, 2008

 

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