TOPS AWARDS & ELIGIBILITY

 

STANDARD ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OPPORTUNITY

AWARD

PERFORMANCE

AWARD

HONORS

AWARD

High School GPA

(GPA computed on core courses only)

2.50 gpa 3.00 gpa 3.00 gpa
Core Units 19 courses 19 courses 19 courses
ACT Composite or SAT Equivalent Prior year average for LA (currently 20) 23 ACT composite 27 ACT composite
Must Accept Award As a first-time freshman, by the first semester following the first anniversary of

high school graduation

As a first-time freshman, by the first semester following the first anniversary of

high school graduation

As a first-time freshman, by the first semester following the first anniversary of

high school graduation

Eligible Institutions Louisiana Public and LAICU postsecondary institutions Louisiana Public and LAICU postsecondary institutions Louisiana Public and LAICU postsecondary institutions
Maximum Award at Public Schools Tuition & certain fees Tuition & certain fees, plus $400 per year Tuition & certain fees, plus $800 per year
Maximum Award at LAICU Institutions Weighted average tuition of public-degree granting schools Weighted average tuition of public-degree granting schools, plus $400 Weighted average tuition of public-degree granting schools, plus $800
RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS OPPORTUNITY

AWARD

PERFORMANCE

AWARD

HONORS

AWARD

Maintain Academic Progress (Cumulative GPA) 2.30 end of first academic year

2.50 end of all other academic years

Maintain steady academic progress end of all other terms (2.00 cumulative GPA)

3.00 end of each academic year

Maintain steady academic progress end of all other terms (2.00 cumulative GPA)

3.00 end of each academic year

Maintain steady academic progress end of all other terms (2.00 cumulative GPA)

Hours Earned per Academic Year Enroll full time and maintain continuous enrollment each semester, earn 24 hours or more each academic year Enroll full time and maintain continuous enrollment each semester, earn 24 hours or more each academic year Enroll full time and maintain continuous enrollment each semester, earn 24 hours or more each academic year
Award Reinstated Upon Recovery of Required GPA Yes Yes, but reinstated as an Opportunity Award Yes, but reinstated as an Opportunity Award
Award Limits 4 years or 8 semesters 4 years or 8 semesters 4 years or 8 semesters

 

 

The charts represent basic information.  For more detailed information call the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance at 1-800-259-5626 or visit their website at www.osfa.state.la.us.  

Note – Some universities will have higher requirements and award amounts vary by school. 

 

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