Agency holding student-aid call-in

The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance will hold its 12th annual “Financial Aid Call-In Night” 6-9 p.m. Monday and also conduct an online Facebook chat.

LOSFA staff will be online to answer all Facebook-submitted questions as they are posted.

Callers outside the Baton Rouge area can dial LOSFA’s toll-free line at (800)

259-5626. Callers within the Baton Rouge area can dial (225) 219-1012.

Callers can contact LOSFA with questions about all forms of state and federal student financial assistance, including the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS), need-based grants, student loans and the

Student Tuition Assistance and Revenue Trust, or START program, Louisiana’s 529 college saving plan.

LOSFA’s representatives also will provide assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA form, which is a single application for most state and federal student aid programs.

The FAFSA for the 2013-2014 academic year is now available at www.fafsa.gov and should be completed as soon as possible to take advantage of all

available programs, many of which have limited funding that is distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.