LOSFA's Guide to Success 101: Resources to Get You to College
10 Tips to Ensure Successful TOPS Processing

Follow the 10 tips below to ensure that your TOPS processes successfully this summer. If any of these errors apply, you may experience a delay in processing and payment of your TOPS award.
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LOSFA Staff Discuss Common Errors during TOPS Processing
LOSFA's Ebony Holmes and Paula Smith joined Matt Williams on WAFB to discuss common errors seen during TOPS processing.

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Complete your 2019-2020 FAFSA!
The priority deadline to complete your 2019-2020 FAFSA is June 30, 2019 . Visit www.fafsa.gov to get started on your FAFSA today!

Need help? Email GEAUXFAFSA@la.gov or use #GeauxFAFSA to ask your question on social media.
Create a Student Hub Account!
Watch this video to learn how to set up a Student Hub account! The Student Hub is the most convenient way to check your TOPS status this summer.

Please remember that initial eligibility processing for TOPS will occur in June after LOSFA has received final high school transcripts from the Louisiana Department of Education.
Selected for Verification?
Don't freak out.
 Verification is the process your school uses to confirm that the data reported on your FAFSA form is accurate.

When your college informs you that you have been selected for verification, you will need to provide the requested documentation—and be sure to do so by the school’s deadline, or you won’t be able to receive your financial aid.
Sign Up to Receive Text Messages!
Did you know that you can text LOSFA when you have questions or need assistance? All you have to do is text LOSFA to 50065 , and LOSFA will provide you with the help that you need.
Do Scholarships Now, Get Crawfish Later...
Thomas L. Dickson Scholarship
Due Date : May 15, 2019
Amount : $1,000

Advocates Scholarship
Due Date: May 20, 2019
Amount: $1,000

College Review Scholarship
Due Date: May 31, 2019
Amount: $1,000
Defensive Driving Scholarship
Due Date: June 1, 2019
Amount: $1,000

SDL365 Achievers Scholarship
Due Date: June 28, 2019
Amount: $500

MyBioSource Inc. Scholarship
Due Date: June 28, 2019
Amount: $1,000

Law Group Scholarship
Due Date: June 29, 2019
Amount: $1,100

Community College Scholarship
Due Date: June 30, 2019
Amount: $5,000

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship
Due Date: June 30, 2019
Amount: $1,000

OppU Achievers Scholarship
Due Date: June 30, 2019
Amount: $2,500

Page Law's Scholarship Essay Contest
Due Date: July 1, 2019
Amount: $1,000

Annual General Education Scholarship
Due Date: July 1, 2019
Amount: $1,000

Thomas Law Offices Scholarship
Due Date: July 12, 2019
Amount: $1,000

Ankin Law Office Scholarship
Due Date: July 15, 2019
Amount: $2,500

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
Due Date: July 31, 2019
Amount: $1,000
For more scholarships and other college access resources, follow LOSFA on social media!
The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA), a program of the Louisiana Board of Regents, strives to be Louisiana's first choice for college access by promoting, preparing for and providing equity of college access.