Louisiana immediately halts TOPS payments to colleges, universities in face of budget crisis

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU's Memorial Tower, or Campanile, as it is sometimes called. It's a 175-foot tall clock tower near the Student Union.

The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance alerted colleges and universities Thursday that they were stopping TOPS payments immediately because of uncertainty related to the state budget. “Due to the possibility of state budget cuts, all TOPS payments are being suspended until further notice,” said an email that went out to all TOPS eligible institutions at… Continue reading →

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