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LOSFA Programs. College Access & Outreach LA GEAR UP Scholarships & Grants TOPS Scholarship Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship Go Grant LEAP Grant SAFER Tuition Reimbursement Program Chafee Grant. LOSFA Programs. START Saving Program High School Opportunities

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losfa programs
LOSFA Programs
  • College Access & Outreach
    • LA GEAR UP
  • Scholarships & Grants
    • TOPS Scholarship
    • Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship
    • Go Grant
    • LEAP Grant
    • SAFER Tuition Reimbursement Program
    • Chafee Grant
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LOSFA Programs
  • START Saving Program
  • High School Opportunities
    • TOPS Tech Early Start Program
    • Early Start Program
what does college cost estimated cost of attendance coa
What does college cost?Estimated Cost of Attendance (COA)

Based on estimated expenses at Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge for a dependent student living on campus who graduates from high school in 2011 assuming a 5% annual increase and a 9 month academic year.

basis of aid
Basis of Aid
  • Merit-Based aid is based on a student’s academic achievement, grades, ACT/SAT scores, talent, ability, athletic achievement, etc
  • Need-basedaid is based on the student’s financial need
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FAFSA
  • The primary purpose of the FAFSA is to establish the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
    • The EFC is used by the institution, in a process called packaging, to determine your eligibility for campus based aid programs including FSEOG, LEAP, Go Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, SMART Grant, Federal Work Study, Perkins Loans and Direct Loans
financial need
Financial Need

COST OF ATTENDANCE ($10,000)

- EXPECTED FAMILY CONTRIBUTION: ($5,000)

FINANCIAL NEED: ($5,000)

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Financial Need
  • Cost of Attendance (COA) based on
    • Tuition and fees
    • Room and board
    • Books and supplies
    • Transportation
    • Miscellaneous personal expenses MINUS
  • Expected Family Contribution (EFC)based on
    • Income
    • Assets (excluding the family home)
    • Family size
    • Number of family members attending college
    • Age of parents EQUALS:
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FINANCIAL NEED
  • THE AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL AID YOU HOPE TO RECEIVE.
  • AWARDS LETTERS will come to you from the college telling if you are eligible for grants, student loans, work/study, etc. (Will not mention TOPS)
  • TOPS LETTER comes to you separately from our office (LOSFA) saying “Congratulations, you have received a TOPS award!”
types of financial aid
Types of Financial Aid
  • Scholarships
    • Gift Aid – Based on Merit - TOPS
  • Grants
    • Gift Aid – Based on Need – PELL
  • Employment Opportunities
    • May be based on need – WORK/STUDY
  • Loans – Perkins, William D. Ford Direct
    • Must be repaid – may be based on need
sources of financial aid
Sources of Financial Aid
  • State of Louisiana:TOPS
  • Federal Government: PELL, LOANS
  • Campus Based:VARIOUS SCHOLARSHIPS
  • Military: NATIONAL GUARD
  • Private: MCDONALD’S, EXXON, WALMART
federal aid decided by your college financial aid office
Federal Aid: decided by your college financial aid office
  • Federal Pell Grant – Need-based, does not need to be paid back
  • Other Federal grants (FSEOG, etc.)
  • Federal Stafford and Perkins loans
  • Federal Work/Study Program
  • FAFSA ONLY APPLICATION NECESSARY
money from your college
Money from your COLLEGE
  • Each college has its own merit-based scholarship programs
  • Many colleges have their own need-based aid programs
  • Investigate aid opportunities early
    • Each college has its own aid application process and deadline
    • College websites list scholarship opportunities
  • Departmental Scholarships
    • Scholarship opportunities for students in a specific major
military educational opportunities
Military Educational Opportunities
  • G.I. Bill
  • Loan Repayment Program
  • ROTC Scholarships
  • Louisiana National Guard Tuition Exemption
private aid
Private Aid:
  • The best source of information on private aid is the Internet. There are numerous free scholarship search services available:
  • www.osfa.la.gov
          • “SCHOLARSHIP SEARCHES”
  • Providers of private aid include companies, civic organizations, religious organizations, clubs, etc., student or family employer (“MCDONALD’S,” “EXXON,” “WALMART”)
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FAFSA

Do not submit the FAFSA before January 1 of the year you graduate from high school

But try to submit it as soon as possible AFTER January 1

Your family does not have to have submitted its Income Tax: it can ESTIMATE household income and later, when it has completed its income tax, you can correct your FAFSA online – if there is a significant difference between what you estimated and what you really made

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FAFSA: Mardi Gras
  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application for both federal and state aid programs
  • The FAFSA is the only application needed for the TOPS scholarship
  • The FAFSA is the only application needed for FEDERAL aid
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FAFSA
    • Be sure to submit the FAFSA even if you don’t think you’ll qualify for need based aid
    • Submitting the FAFSA will not interfere with future aid if you decide not to go to college that year
  • Try never to submit two or more FAFSAs per student per year. It is much better to correct the ONE you have submitted already.
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FAFSA
  • You should never be asked to pay to fill out the FAFSA. It is a FREE application
  • DO NOT give your credit card number or bank routing numbers for FAFSA - EVER
fafsa filing methods
FAFSA Filing Methods
  • FAFSA On the Web: www.fafsa.ed.gov
    • Faster processing
    • “Skip logic” – students are only asked questions which apply to them
    • Immediate EFC estimate
    • Online receipt verification
    • Live online help
  • Paper Application
    • Available by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 800-433-3243 or downloading from www.fafsa.ed.gov
get a pin
Get a PIN
  • Apply atwww.pin.ed.gov
  • The PIN allows you to sign the FAFSA electronically
    • For dependent students, both you and a parent must have a PIN
      • Parents may use the same PIN for all of their children
  • The PIN allows you to make corrections to the FAFSA online
fafsa student information
FAFSA: Student Information
  • Social Security Number
  • State of Legal Residence
  • Citizenship status
  • Interest in STUDENT LOANSand Work-Study programs
fafsa student status
FAFSA: Student Status
  • This section determines your dependency status
  • The EFC of a dependent student is based on both your financial information and your parents’ financial information
  • The EFC of an independent student is based on your (and your spouse’s) financial information
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FAFSA: Student Status
  • To be considered an independent student, you must be:
    • 24 years old
    • Married
    • Have a child who will receive more than half of its support from you
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FAFSA: Student Status
  • Have another person who lives with you and receives more than half of their support from you
  • At any time since you turned age 13, had both of your parents deceased, were you in foster care, or were a dependent or ward of the court
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FAFSA: Student Status
  • Already have an undergraduate degree
  • Are currently serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces for purposes other than training
  • Are a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces
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FAFSA: Student Status
  • Otherwise, you are considered an INDEPENDENT STUDENT and do not need to use your PARENT INFORMATION
  • and do not need your PARENT TO SIGN the FAFSA
fafsa student status special circumstances
FAFSA: Student StatusSpecial Circumstances
  • Are you or were you an emancipated minor as determined by a court in your state of legal residence?
  • Are you or were you in legal guardianship as determined by a court in your state of legal residence?
  • At any time on or after July 1, 2008, were you determined by certain governmental agencies to be an unaccompanied youth who was homeless?
fafsa parent information
FAFSA: Parent Information
  • Whose information do you use?
    • Grandparents, foster parents and legal guardians are NOT considered parents
    • If this is your case, see a Financial Aid Officer in the Financial Aid Office of your college
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FAFSA : Parent Information
  • If your parent is single or has been divorced or separated, the parent on your FAFSA should be the parent who has custodial guardianship or with whom you lived most during the past 12 months
    • If this parent is remarried as of today, answer the questions about that parent and their spouse

If you divide your time equally between both parents, the parent on your FAFSA is the who contributes most to your financial support

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FAFSA: School Information
  • May list up to 10 colleges to receive your FAFSA data when filing online
    • Make sure to list a Louisiana school first, so that TOPS receives your FAFSA information
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FAFSA: Signatures
  • For a dependent student, both the student and the parent must sign
  • FAFSA on the Web may be signed by:
    • Using a pin number
      • The parent and student must have separate pin numbers
      • Parents may use the same PIN for all of their children
    • Printing the signature page
      • Must mail within 14 days
student aid report sar
Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • In response to your FAFSA, you will receive a document – several colored pages listing the answers you put on the FAFSA
  • Check these answers carefully to make certain everything is correct
  • If anything is incorrect, you can use your 4-digit PIN, get back into your online FAFSA ,and correct your answers online
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Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • The SAR provides you with:
    • Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
    • Pell Grant Eligibility
    • Listing of Institutions which will receive your data
    • A financial aid history
    • A listing of your responses to the FAFSA
  • Corrections may be made:
    • Online at www.fafsa.ed.gov
    • By phone at (800) 433-3243
tops general eligibility requirements
TOPS General Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, or a permanent resident who is eligible to apply for citizenship
  • Have no criminal convictions
    • Excludes misdemeanor traffic violations
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TOPS GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  • RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Any student will meet the TOPS residency requirements if s/he graduates from a Louisiana approved high school and actually resides in Louisiana for his/her last two full years of high school
  • Or, a parent or custodian of a dependent student has been a resident of Louisiana for the 24 months prior to high school graduation
tops core curriculum
TOPS Core Curriculum
  • All TOPS core curriculum courses must be completed by the date of high school graduation
  • Distance learning courses approved by the high school may be used to qualify for TOPS
  • College courses taken in the classroom, online, or by correspondence may be used to qualify for TOPS provided that they are determined to be equivalent courses and appear on the student’s official high school transcript
  • Effective for the graduating class of 2013-2014, the TOPS Core Curriculum will change to a subset of the Core 4 Curriculum
tops academic requirements
TOPS ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS:
  • 17.5 COLLEGE CORE COURSES completed by high school grad date
  • 2.50 grade point average over the college core ONLY (NOT overall high school gpa) by high school grad date
  • Qualifying ACT OR SAT score by JULY 1 of high school senior graduating year, PLUS
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TOPS ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS:
  • FINAL NON-ACADEMIC REQUIREMENT:
  • The FAFSA
  • which must be submitted by July 1, 2012 by students graduating high school in 2011
tops opportunity award
TOPS OPPORTUNITY AWARD
  • This is the basic TOPS award, which will pay for 8 semesters’ or 12 quarters’ tuition to any accredited or State college, community college, technical college, or approved proprietary or cosmetology college in Louisiana
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TOPS Opportunity Core Curriculum
  • English
    • English I
    • English II
    • English III
    • English IV
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TOPS Opportunity Core Curriculum
  • Math
    • Algebra I or Integrated Mathematics I
      • Or Applied Algebra 1
      • Or Algebra I – Parts 1 & 2 (two units)
      • Or Applied Algebra 1A & 1B (two units)
      • Or Applied Mathematics I & II (two units)
    • Algebra II or Integrated Mathematics II
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TOPS Opportunity Core Curriculum
  • Plus one of these:
  • Geometry, Applied Geometry, Calculus, Advanced Math I, Advanced Math II, Pre-Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Discrete Mathematics, Algebra III, Applied Mathematics III, Integrated Mathematics III or AP Calculus
    • 2 units required for the class of 2014 and beyond
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TOPS Opportunity Core Curriculum
  • Science
    • Biology I or II
    • Chemistry I or II, or Chemistry Com
    • Plus one of these:
    • Earth Science, Physical Science, Environmental Science, Biology II, Chemistry II, Physics, Physics II, Physics for Technology, AP Physics, or Agriscience I and II (two units)
      • 2 units required for the class of 2014 and beyond
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TOPS Opportunity Core Curriculum
  • Additional Math or Science from ONE of these:
    • Geometry, Applied Geometry, Calculus, Advanced Math I, Advanced Math II, Pre-Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Discrete Mathematics, Algebra III, Applied Mathematics III, Integrated Mathematics III, or AP Calculus
    • Biology II, Chemistry II, Physics, Physics II, or AP Physics
      • Not required for the class of 2014 and beyond
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TOPS Opportunity Core Curriculum
  • Social Studies
    • American History
    • Civics and Free Enterprise (1 unit combined), Civics (1 unit), or AP American Government
    • World History, Western Civilization, World Geography, or European History
      • 2 units required for the class of 2014 and beyond
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TOPS Opportunity Core Curriculum
  • Foreign Language
    • Two units in the same language
    • English is not considered a foreign language
    • American Sign Language (2 units)
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TOPS Opportunity Core Curriculum
  • Fine Arts Survey
    • or two units of performance courses in music, dance or theater*
    • or two units of studio art*
    • or two units of visual art*
    • or two units of Speech III & IV*
    • or 1 unit of an elective from among the other subjects listed in this core curriculum

* The two units may be any combination of whole and half units

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TOPS Opportunity Core Curriculum
  • ½ unit of Computer Science I or II, Computer Technology Literacy, Business Computer Applications, Introduction to Business Computer Applications, or Computer Science Elective
    • Or ½ unit of an approved computer science course
    • or 1/2 unit of an elective from among the other subjects listed in the core curriculum
      • Not required for the class of 2014 and beyond
tops core curriculum gpa
TOPS Core Curriculum GPA
  • The TOPS Core Curriculum GPA is calculated using ONLY grades achieved in the core curriculum courses
    • Uses the highest grade in each core category
    • For high schools using any grading scale other than a 4.00 scale, all grade values must be converted to a 4.00 scale
    • GPA cannot be rounded up
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TOPS CORE CURRICULUM
  • When two units for a one unit category, the grades from the two courses will be averaged together and substituted as one unit
  • “P” (PASSING) grades are not included in the TOPS Core GPA calculation and will not affect your TOPS gpa
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ACT
  • Highest composite score will be considered
    • TOPS does not consider the Essay portion of the ACT
  • ACT Registration
    • TOPS Code 1595
    • Social Security Number
    • Date of Birth
  • ACT Deadlines for 2011 Graduates
    • Without penalty: April 9, 2011
    • Loss of one semester eligibility: June 11, 2011
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SAT
  • An equivalent SAT score may be substituted for the ACT score
    • TOPS does not consider the Essay portion of the SAT
  • SAT Registration
    • Scholarship Code 9019
    • Social Security Number
    • Date of Birth
  • SAT Test Deadlines
    • Without Penalty: March 12, 2011
    • Loss of 1 semester eligibility: May 7, 2011 and June 4, 2011
tops opportunity award eligibility requirements
TOPS Opportunity Award: Eligibility Requirements
  • Completion of the TOPS Core Curriculum by high school grad date
  • 2.50 minimum TOPS Core Curriculum GPA by high school grad date
  • ACT score equal to the prior year’s state average, but never less than 20
    • ? for 2011 graduates
      • SAT score of ?
  • TOPS general eligibility requirements
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TOPS Opportunity Award: Eligibility Requirements
  • Submission of the FAFS A
  • By July 1 of the year following high school graduation
  • 2010 high school grads can apply for TOPS until July 1 2011
opportunity award benefits
Opportunity Award Benefits
  • Provides an amount equal to tuition at a Louisiana public college for 8 semesters
    • Or an amount equal to the weighted average public tuition at a LAICU private institution
      • $1515.47 per semester for Academic Year 2010-2011
    • TOPS does not cover academic excellence fees, energy surcharges, technology fees, books, room & board, parking fees, lab fees or any other fee that was not in effect on January 1, 1998
    • A TOPS award may be combined with other forms of financial aid up to the “Cost of Attendance” for the institution
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Opportunity Award Benefits
  • May be received for a maximum of eight semesters or 12 quarters
  • Not available for summer terms except for students enrolled in a Qualified Summer Session
    • Students with 60 or more hours
    • Required to attend summer by major
    • Courses required for major only offered in summer
    • Technical Programs
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TOPS Opportunity Award Benefits
  • May be used to pursue:
    • Academic undergraduate degree
    • Vocational or technical certificate
    • Non-academic degree
    • Effective for 2011 graduates, the award may be used at eligible Louisiana cosmetology and proprietary schools
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ANY TOPS AWARD
  • A TOPS award may be combined with Federal aid, other State aid, college scholarships, military aid, and private aid up to the “Cost of Attendance” for the institution
tops performance award
TOPS Performance Award
  • Eligibility Requirements
    • Completion of the TOPS Core Curriculum
    • 3.0 minimum TOPS Core Curriculum GPA
    • ACT score of 23
      • SAT score of 1060
  • Award Benefits
    • Provides the same benefits as the Opportunity award, plus
    • $400 annual stipend
tops honors award
TOPS Honors Award
  • Eligibility Requirements
    • Completion of the TOPS Core Curriculum
    • 3.00 minimum TOPS Core Curriculum GPA
    • ACT score of 27
      • SAT score of 1210
  • Award Benefits
    • Provides the same benefits as the Opportunity award, plus
    • $800 annual stipend
tops tech award eligibility requirements
TOPS Tech Award Eligibility Requirements
  • Completion of one the three TOPS Tech Core Curricula by the high school grad date
    • Opportunity Core Curriculum
    • TOPS Tech Option 1
    • TOPS Tech Option 2
  • 2.50 minimum TOPS or TOPS Tech Core Curriculum GPA obtained by the high school grad date
  • ACT score of 17, 18, or 19
    • SAT score of 810, 860, or 900
    • WorkKeys Silver Certificate
tops tech award benefits
TOPS Tech Award Benefits
  • May be used to pursue
    • vocational or technical certificate or diploma
    • or non-academic degree in skill or occupational training
  • May receive for two years
  • Summer terms are covered for students attending a technical program
    • Summer attendance is not required
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TOPS Tech Award Benefits: Award Amounts
  • Public 2-year Institution
    • The award will pay an amount equal to tuition
  • Cosmetology or Proprietary School
    • The award will be an amount equal to the weighted average paid for students enrolled in a technical program at a public institution
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Disabled Students & Exceptional Children
  • A core curriculum course may be waived for a disabled student or exceptional child if documentation is provided that the reason the student failed to successfully complete the course was due solely to the student’s disability or exceptionality
  • There is no exception to the GPA or ACT/SAT requirements
    • ACT or SAT Special Testing for Students with Disabilities is available
  • Affected students should contact LOSFA for details
award acceptance
Award Acceptance
  • Must enter an eligible institution as a full-time student by the fall semester following the first anniversary of high school graduation
  • Exceptions:
    • Returning Out-of-State Students
    • Military Service
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TOPS: HOW TO KEEP YOUR TOPS IN COLLEGE
  • Do not have to enroll throughout the first year following high school graduation
  • Can stay out of college completely
  • Can attend college part-time at the student’s expense
  • Can attend non-eligible college full-time at student’s expense
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TOPS: HOW TO KEEP YOUR TOPS IN COLLEGE - HOURS
  • But once enrolled full-time, must enroll full-time thereafter, EVERY SEMESTER until eight semesters are used
  • Fulltime definition: Student must be enrolled for 12 or more hours by the end of the14th day of class attendance: that is, 14 days that classes have been offered
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TOPS: HOW TO KEEP YOUR TOPS IN COLLEGE - HOURS
  • Students may drop below full-time at the end of the 15th day of class attendance,
  • But must complete 24 hours at the end of each spring semester, with a D or better, for the academic year (that spring and the preceding fall)
  • TOPS does NOT count summer hours
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TOPS: HOW TO KEEP YOUR TOPS IN COLLEGE - HOURS
  • Failure to enroll full-time each semester, or
  • Failure to earn 24 hours at the end of the year,
  • will result in permanent award cancellation
    • Unless the student can document illness, injury, death in the family, a diagnosis of depression, anxiety, etc., pregnancy, military or religious commitment, et . Or other reasons beyond the student’s control
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TOPS: HOW TO KEEP YOUR TOPS IN COLLEGE - HOURS
  • TOPS will now count fall intersession hours, spring intersession hours, and hours from any short course, or midmester, or minimester, or correspondence course taken BETWEEN AUGUST and MAY: in other words, NOT taken in summer, toward the 24 hours required at the end of the spring semester for that year
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TOPS: HOW TO KEEP YOUR TOPS IN COLLEGE - HOURS
  • These short courses may not be used for INITIAL FULLTIME ENROLLMENT for each semester,
  • But may be used to “save your TOPS,” or insure that you finish each year with the requisite number of hours
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TOPS: HOW TO KEEP YOUR TOPS IN COLLEGE - GRADES
  • TOPS looks only at CUMULATI VE or OVERALL grade point average (gpa), never semester, term, or yearly
  • That means that every college grade you ever make, even in college courses taken in high school or summers or out of state colleges, counts toward your TOPS grade point average
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TOPS: HOW TO KEEP YOUR TOPS IN COLLEGE - GRADES
  • Your cumulative gpa can drop as low as a 2.00 (steady academic progress) at the end of any fall or winter term, and TOPS will pay for the following term
  • But by the end of each Spring term, you must achieve a cumulative college gpa of 2.30, or
  • TOPS will cease to pay, until you bring it up to a 2.30
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TOPS: HOW TO KEEP YOUR TOPS IN COLLEGE - GRADES
  • After you have earned 48 hours, you need a cumulative gpa of 2.50 at the end of the spring semester.
  • Of course, if you bring your grades up to requirement at the end of a summer or fall or winter term, TOPS will resume paying the following semester. You do not have to wait until after spring.
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TOPS: HOW TO KEEP YOUR TOPS IN COLLEGE - GRADES
  • YOU MUST CONTINUE TO ENROLL FULLTIME EACH SEMESTER AND COMPLETE YOUR 24 HOURS, EVEN THOUGH TOPS HAS CEASED TO PAY,
  • OR YOU WILL LOSE YOUR TOPS FOREVER
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TOPS: HOW TO KEEP YOUR TOPS IN COLLEGE - GRADES
  • When your gpa comes back up to requirement, then TOPS will resume paying
  • You have to go four semesters in a row that TOPS will not pay because of your grades, before you will lose your TOPS forever, on account of grades
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TOPS: HOW TO KEEP YOUR TOPS IN COLLEGE - GRADES
  • That means, it takes TWO YEARS with grades below requirement, before you lose your TOPS on account of grades
  • About F’s: TOPS does not mind if you make an F: but 3 hours of F means that you have lost 3 hours’ credit; and you might end up your spring semester with 21 hours instead of 24: therefore losing your TOPS forever
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TOPS: HOW TO KEEP YOUR TOPS IN COLLEGE: HOURS
  • But you can lose your TOPS forever, before receiving a single payment, on account of HOURS
  • Please learn about college hours and how you can be certain that you are enrolled full-time and finish full-time in the spring
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TOPS: HOW TO KEEP YOUR TOPS IN COLLEGE: GRADES
  • After you have earned 48 hours, you will need a cumulative gpa of 2.50, at the end of ech spring term
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TOPS: HOW TO KEEP YOUR TOPS IN COLLEGE: GRADES
  • If your grades fall below requirement,
  • DO NOT DROP OUT OF COLLEGE
  • You can count summer grades, and you can take anything you want, not just required courses
  • If you drop out of college just because of grades, then you WILL lose your TOPS forever
tops tech award
TOPS TECH AWARD:
  • HOW TO KEEP YOUR TOPS TECH AWARD IN COLLEGE:
  • You must enroll full-time each term, but you can count summer hours toward your 24, and TOPS will pay for summer school
  • But you must end each spring term with a 2.50 cumulative grade point average
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TOPS PERFORMANCE & HONORS AWARDS - GRADES:
  • You must complete each spring semester with a 3.00
  • Or you will lose your stipend (extra money), forever
  • But NOT your TOPS tuition award
losfa social sites
LOSFA Social Sites

http://www.facebook.com/LOSFA

http://www.twitter.com/LOSFA

http://www.youtube.com/ LOSFA1000

http://www.Flickr.com/LOSFA

TOPS Blog

http://www.louisianatopsprogram.com/