Types of Aid
Financial aid is available for a variety of sources for college. Financial Aid is money to help pay for college. Aid can come from the U.S. Federal government, the state where you live, the college you attend, or a nonprofit or private organization.
To qualfy for Federal Aid students must complete a a Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA).
The Pell Grant does not need to be paid back and is offered to students who have financial need and are enrolled in a degree-seeking program that is eligible for federal financial aid. A student's Pell Grant will be disbursed to their account based on the number of hours enrolled in at the Payment Period Pell Recalulation Date (PRD).
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Fedearl Work-Study is available to any student that has unmet need remaining (EFC- COA). Students must apply for work-study to be considered.
Loans are funds that are borrowed directly from the U.S. Department of Education that the student must pay back. Student must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at the time of disbursment to to have loan funds disbursed to their account. All laons must be accepted within 30 days of their offer. After 30 days, the college may cancel the loan offer.
TOPS is a program of state scholarships for Louisiana residents who attend either one of the Louisiana Public Colleges. Eligibility is determined by Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) following a student’s graduation from high school. Students should receive a TOPS Award notification from LOSFA by July 15th. Additional information is available on LOSFA’s website or by telephone (1-800-259-5626, ext. 1012).
Students must be enrolled in at 12 credit hours at the Payment Period Pell Recalulation Date (PRD) to have TOPS funds disbursed to their account.