What is the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS)?

  • TOPS 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. (Source: https://mylosfa.la.gov/students-parents/scholarships-grants/tops/)

     

    There are four different award commonents of the TOPS Program:

    • TOPS Opportunity
    • TOPS Performance
    • TOPS Honors
    • TOPS Tech Award

TOPS Opportunity

    • Minimum TOPS Core Curriculum GPA of 2.50
    • Completion of the 19 Core Units of the TOPS Core Curriculum
    • Minimum ACT Score of the prior year state average but never less than a 20
    • Must enroll full time as a first time freshman, by the first semester following the first anniversary of high school graduation
    • Be a US citizen or permanent resident
    • Meet TOPS Louisiana residency requirements

    * Renewal of TOPS is required every year of enrollement in college

TOPS Performance

    • Minimum TOPS Core Curriculum GPA of 3.25
    • Completion of the 19 Core Units of the TOPS Core Curriculum
    • Minimum ACT Score of a 23
    • Must enroll full time as a first time freshman, by the first semester following the first anniversary of high school graduation
    • Be a US citizen or permanent resident
    • Meet TOPS Louisiana residency requirements

    * Renewal of TOPS is required every year of enrollement in college

TOPS Honors

    • Minimum TOPS Core Curriculum GPA of 3.50
    • Completion of the 19 Core Units of the TOPS Core Curriculum
    • Minimum ACT Score of a 27
    • Must enroll full time as a first time freshman, by the first semester following the first anniversary of high school graduation
    • Be a US citizen or permanent resident
    • Meet TOPS Louisiana residency requirements

    * Renewal of TOPS is required every year of enrollement in college

TOPS Tech Award

    • Minimum TOPS Core Curriculum GPA of 2.50
    • Completion of the 21 units that comprise the TOPS JumpStart Core Curriculum or the 19 units that comprise the TOPS Core Curriculum 
    • Minimum ACT Score of 17 or the Silver level score on ACT WorkKeys
    • Must enroll full time as a first time freshman, by the first semester following the first anniversary of high school graduation
    • Be a US citizen or permanent resident
    • Meet TOPS Louisiana residency requirements

    * Renewal of TOPS is required every year of enrollement in college

Where can I use my TOPS Tech Award?

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How much of my tuition will TOPS cover?

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