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Louisiana Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS)

General Information
TOPS is a scholarship program funded by the state of Louisiana. Students who have been Louisiana residents for at least two years and have graduated from a Louisiana high school are eligible to apply for TOPS. The maximum award at Tulane is the average Louisiana public college tuition and may include a stipend for students with higher grade point averages and/or ACT scores.  Please check the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) website at www.ofsa.state.la.us/ for detailed information for the criteria and amounts of the various awards, as well as TOPS application information.

As an example, the information below was copied from the LOSFA website on 09/26/11.  Please check the website directly to access links described below as well as the most current information:

TOPS (Taylor Opportunity Program for Students) is a program of state scholarships for Louisiana residents who attend either one of the Louisiana Public Colleges and Universities, schools that are a part of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Louisiana approved Proprietary and Cosmetology Schools or institutions that are a part of the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

The four different award components of the TOPS Program are: TOPS Opportunity Award, TOPS Performance Award, TOPS Honors Award, and TOPS Tech Award. To access your TOPS and other LOSFA-administered award information, click here to register for the Louisiana Award System.

  • Louisiana Award System
  • TOPS Award Recipient's Rights and Responsibilities  
  • TOPS Tech Award Recipient's Rights and Responsibilities  
  • TOPS Questions and Answers
  • TOPS Advisor Sheet: Full Color  
  • TOPS Advisor Sheet: Black and White  
  • TOPS Tech Advisor Sheet: Full Color  
  • TOPS Tech Advisor Sheet: Black and White  
  • TOPS OPH Core Reference Table  
  • TOPS Tech Option 1 Core Reference Table  
  • TOPS Tech Option 2 Core Reference Table  
  • TOPS Award Amounts (Opportunity, Performance and Honors Award Levels)  
  • TOPS Award Amounts (Tech Award Levels)  
  • TOPS Brochures and Flyers
  • TOPS Core Curriculum Flyer for 2012 and 2013 Graduates  
  • TOPS Core Curriculum Flyer for 2014 Graduates and thereafter  
  • TOPS Program Bulletins
  • TOPS Rules
  • TOPS Forms
  • TOPS Processing Quick Reference Guide-Billings  
  • TOPS Processing Quick Reference Guide-Grades  
  • TOPS Academic Year (AY) Processing Calendar  
  • TOPS Statutory Provisions through the 2008 Legislative Session  
  • Procedure In the Event of a TOPS Funding Shortfall  

This page was last modified on September 26, 2011.

University Financial Aid, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5723 finaid@tulane.edu