Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS)
In order to maintain eligibility, TOPS award recipients must adhere to the following:
In the event of a budget shortfall, students completing the TOPS online application in lieu of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid will be the first to lose their TOPS award.
TOPS TECH STUDENTS: Students qualifying for the TOPS Tech award MUST be enrolled in a technical program or be in the pursuit of a technical program. If you are taking prerequisites for a TOPS Tech eligible major such as Sonography, Vet Tech or P Tech, you must notify the Financial Aid Office so that you are billed correctly. Certificates and Associates of Applied Science degrees are TOPS Tech eligible. For a list of TOPS Tech eligible programs, click here.
The Louisiana Go Grant is a need-based financial aid program aimed at making college more affordable for non-traditional and low to moderate income students. Louisiana resident students who are eligible for and receive the federal Pell Grant may also be eligible for a Go Grant. The grant helps cover the difference between the actual cost of attending a public or private college in Louisiana and the amount of a student’s Pell Grant award.
To be eligible for a Louisiana Go Grant, a student must:
*Residency: Louisiana resident as of the day the FAFSA is filed and Louisiana is the student's true and fixed domicile as reported on the FAFSA. If student's state of residence on the FAFSA is not reported as LA, but a dependent student claims that a non-custodial parent is a Louisiana resident, or that parents are Louisiana residents living out of state, LOSFA will determine residency based on the completion, by the parents, of a residency affidavit.
Annual Award amount
Award amounts to eligible students are based on the institution's allocation and their packaging module and policy. Awards may vary with each academic year. Awards will not be paid for summers sessions, quarters or terms.
Minimum Annual Award $ 300.00
Maximum Annual Award amount up to the maximum allowed per Go Grant regulations.
Disbursement of GO Grant and TOPS
Disbursement of Go Grant and TOPS funding takes place AFTER funding has been received by the state. This may take 6-8 weeks into the semester.