Student Financial Aid

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.

Students 2023-2024 Netpartner is Now Active

Please keep in mind this is now the default year in your Netpartner. Summer students (all sessions and ELearns) will still need to access the 2022-2023 year to apply for aid. If you are planning on beginning at LSUA during the Summer 2023 semester you will need to complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA. This FAFSA will use your 2020 tax year information and will only be available until 06/30/2023.

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2023-2024 FAFSA now available

This FAFSA is applicable at LSUA beginning Fall 2023 for all students. This FAFSA will use you and your 2021 tax year information. If you are planning on beginning at LSUA during the Spring 2023 or the Summer 2023 semester you will need to complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA. This FAFSA will use your 2020 tax year information and will only be available until 06/30/2023. If this is your first time applying for financial aid you will first need to create an FSA ID and Password at FSAID.ed.gov. Please note if you are a dependent student one of your parents must create a username and password as well. **We highly recommend keeping an accessible copy of your log in information handy so it is not forgotten.

Click here to complete the FAFSA

TOPS Summer 2023 availability

The LA TOPS program will be available to eligible students for the Summer 2023 semester. Please review the eligibility criteria below. If you believe you are eligible, complete and submit the below application to Financialaid@lsua.edu. Eligibility criteria: • Student has earned at least 60 hours of college credit prior to summer session, OR • Summer session is required enrollment in the degree program and student is enrolled in no less than the minimum number of hours required for that degree program, OR • Degree program's graduation requirements can be completed during the summer session, OR • Course taken is required for graduation and is only offered during summer session, OR • Summer session is conducted for the nonacademic program a student is enrolled in.

2023 Summer Payment Request Form

Financial Aid Videos and Tutorials:

Orientation Welcome

Satisfactory Academic Progress Video tutorial / Website

Netpartner walkthrough / PDF tutorial

Types of Aid

Learn about free, earned, and borrowed money available to you.

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Apply for Aid

Learn how to start the application process and access your new student checklist.

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Meet the Team

Meet the team you will work with through the financial aid process!

Meet the team

Veteran's Benefits and TA

Thank you for your service! Find out how to apply for your VA/US Military Tuition Assistance education benefits here.

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Important Dates

05/01/2023 - Priority Deadline for 2023-2024 Paperwork

Please view the official Academic Calendar for important dates for each term. These include withdrawal and refund dates, purge dates, etc. 

Bookstore credit/anticipated aid begin and end dates

Summer 2023 begins - April 10, 2023

Summer 2023 ends - June 5, 2023


Fall 2023 begins - July 10, 2023

Fall 2023 ends - September 11, 2023

Disbursement Begin dates for Summer 2023

Summer first disbursements begin - June 14, 2023

Summer 1st time loan borrower loan disbursement begins - June 28, 2023

Summer second disbursement (only loans) begins - June 28, 2023

*All verification paperwork must be submitted and verification completed prior to disbursement eligibility. Students must have their signed master promissory note and entrance counseling completed if receiving student loans. If there is any outstanding Federal requirement your aid will not disburse until that is resolved. Please view your netpartner for information.

**Disbursement is not a refund. Please check your fee bill in self service if a refund is expected and allow up to 14 business days from the date of disbursement to have any eligible refund processed. Individual disbursement dates may vary, please monitor the disbursement tab of your Netpartner for additional information. If you are a first time loan borrower your first disbursement date will be later than listed above.*



Financial Aid Office: (318) 473-6423    Email: financialaid@lsua.edu