TOPS Information

What is TOPS?

Louisiana’s Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) is a comprehensive program of state scholarships and one of the most innovative and progressive student assistance programs in the nation. TOPS has four award components: the Opportunity Award, Performance Award, Honors Award, and Tech Award. For further information regarding each award, go to

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TOPS Core Curriculum

For High School Graduates of 2014 through 2017:

To review the TOPS Core Curriculum designated for your class, please refer to the link below:

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For High School Graduates of 2018 and Beyond:

To review the TOPS Core Curriculum designated for your class, please refer to the link below:

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How and When to Apply for TOPS?

To apply for TOPS, the student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at:

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or the TOPS On-line Application at:

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The FAFSA must be completed by students who qualify for federal grant aid, and by students who are seeking other forms of financial aid. Only students who can certify that they do not qualify for federal grant aid may use the TOPS On-line Application.

IMPORTANT: In the event of a budget shortfall, students completing the TOPS On-line Application in lieu of the FAFSA will be the first to lose their TOPS award.

Don’t Blow Your TOPS!

Senior Class of 2017: To learn more about the basic requirements for the TOPS program and to gain a better understanding of the TOPS application process, please visit:

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Don’t Blow Your TOPS Renewal!

For those graduates of St. Michael the Archangel High School who received TOPS, please carefully read and review the following information regarding how to retain and renew TOPS for the 2016-2017 academic year.

TOPS Renewal Poster:

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For further critical information regarding qualifications for either initial TOPS awards or renewing TOPS go to

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Contact LOSFA

Have Further Questions Regarding TOPS?

Contact information for the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) may be found by following the link posted below:

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