The staff of the LSUA financial aid office is committed to processing a variety of student financial assistance for students through strict adherence to the many federal, state, and institutional policies that govern the individual funds.
We understand that many students require the assistance of the various financial aid programs to cover the costs associated with enrolling. We strive to process students’ information in the timeliest manner possible. However, as stewards of aid funds from a variety of sources, we are obligated to assure the strict adherence to all of the regulations governing all sources of student financial aid and the sources of revenue that provide for those aid resources.
Students can assist us in this process by taking responsibility to honestly and fully complete the required paperwork in a timely manner, and if requested provide appropriate documentation to support any information provided, or as requested.
All admitted LSUA students receive access to an LSUA email address. This is the primary method our office will use to communicate with students. All correspondence from our office regarding missing information/paperwork and other notifications regarding a student’s financial aid and aid eligibility will be forwarded to the students LSUA email address only. In addition to email, admitted students have access 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, to review information about their financial aid by accessing their LSUA Net Partner account. To access Net Partner, the student will log-in to his or her MyLSUA account and select the NetPartner link.
The 2019-2020 FAFSA is now available at Fafsa.gov. This FAFSA is applicable at LSUA beginning Summer 3 (100% online only students) or Fall 2019 for regular students. This FAFSA will use your 2017 tax year information.
If you are planning on beginning at LSUA during the Spring 2019, Summer 2019, or Summer 2 2019 (100% online only students) semesters you will need to complete the 201-2019 FAFSA. This FAFSA will use your 2016 tax year information and will only be available until 06/30/2019.
Below are the dates for when anticipated aid and bookstore credits will begin for each Spring term. Please note that if you have a Spring 3rd or B session (not Spring 3) that any books for those classes will need to be purchased when the Spring anticipated
aid is available. Please review the below information on how to see this information in your fee bill.
Spring 2: 12/03/2018 - 02/01/2019
Spring 3: 02/11/2019 - 03/15/2019
Spring 2019 (includes 2nd & 3rd session, A & B session, & Full session): 12/03/2018 - 02/01/2019
**Notice: Academic eligibility for continuing students on remediation contracts cannot be evaluated until all Fall grades have been submitted. This means that if you are given a credit and use it, then it is determined you do not meet academic requirements for Federal aid, any aid is then removed but you are still responsible for any bookstore charges.* Please also view the below note in regards to credits being added later that could affect your eligibility.**
Below are the steps to see your anticipated aid and view any remaining balance or bookstore credit:
Once we begin disbursements your bookstore charge will reflect only what you spent, any leftover aid will be processed as a credit balance.
*NOTICE: Any posted credits can change if changes to your schedule are made, cost are added to your fee bill (housing, meal plan, fines, etc.), loss in eligibility due to verification or other, etc. It is the students responsibility to monitor frequently their fee bill in self service throughout the semester to ensure no charges are owed. Any credit used at the bookstore must be repaid even if eligibility for the credit changes at a later date.
We are pleased to announce that TOPS has been approved to be fully funded for the 2018-2019 year.
Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 - Full time* = $2447 per semester.
Tops Performance stipend = $200 per semester.
Tops Honors Stipend = $400 per semester. * - Students must be enrolled full time (12 credit hours) as of the census date each semester in order to receive their award. Students in clinical courses or student teaching are exempted from this rule and may still receive their award at a prorated rate.
Students in 100% programs (ex: Fall 2/ Fall 3) will have their TOPS award paid in full during the first term of the semester. Please keep this in mind if a refund is received as it may need to be applied to your next term balance.
TOPS TECH: Beginning Fall 2017 students that graduated from high school Spring 2017 may be eligible for TOPS TECH. Students must be enrolled in either the Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology or the Associate of Science in Nursing programs. Only students in these programs that graduated high school Spring 2017 and beyond are eligible for Tops Tech in the below amounts.
AS Nursing = $1190 per semester
AS Rad Tech = $2447 per semester
TOPS TECH is valid for up to 4 semesters.
TOPS Opportunity, Performance, and Honors are valid for up to 8 semesters.
2017-2018 TOPS UPDATE: This information has been removed from the website but remains located in the home page of your 2017-2018 Netpartner portal.