Starting a successful career is closer than you think. With exceptional academics and generous financial aid, LSUS allows you to get your degree close to home while launching you to new heights.
Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS)
TOPS is a comprehensive program of state scholarships for students from the State of Louisiana. TOPS has three award levels with different selection criteria and retention requirements:
TOPS Scholarships are awarded by the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA). TOPS eligibility can be checked on their website HERE. LSU Shreveport receives notification of a student's award from LOSFA on the TOPS Master Roster. The Master Roster is downloaded and eligible students are given credit for 12 hours of covered tuition and fees. Please note that a TOPS Scholarship does not cover all the tuition and fees students are assessed. For the 2018-2019 academic year a TOPS Opportunity Award is $2,686.14 a semester and 12 hours of tuition and fees is $3,663.28. The student's TOPS Opportunity Award covers all but $977.14 of tuition and fees.
State of Louisiana Go Grant
The State of Louisiana provides a need-based component to the state's financial aid programs to support non-traditional and low to moderate-income students. Awards range from $300 to $3,000 or 60% of a student's unmet financial need, whichever is less.
State of Louisiana Eligibility Requirements
LSUS Eligibility Requirements
Maximum Award Amounts
Students are initially awarded a full-time award. Awards will be adjusted before disbursement and will be based on the student's actual enrollment on the census date for a semester or term. NOTE: If a student is awarded less than the maximum award and they are enrolled half-time, their award will be prorated.
Enrollment Status Annual Semester
Full-time enrollment (at least 12 hours) $3,000.00 $1,500.00
Half-time enrollment (six to eleven hours) $1,500.00 $ 750.00
Additional Scholarship Information is provided under the frequently asked questions for undergraduate students. Please take a look there for more opportunities!
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The Title IV School Code is 002013