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.


Please see the below information regarding financial aid and Ida impacts.

Fall first disbursements: the Fall 2021 disbursement date has been moved to September 17th as a result of school closures. Disbursements are an all day process so if all your requirements are met and your scheduled date is 09/15/21 please allow up to 3 business days for your fee bill to update from 09/17/21.

TOPS: The LOSFA office (TOPS) has issued the below guidance for students who are unable to maintain enrollment for Fall 2021, please review and follow any instructions listed if you fall in to one of those categories.

**You must be enrolled in 12 or more hours (non clinical students) to receive your TOPS disbursement. If you had to drop courses due to the Hurricane and are still enrolled but not full time, your TOPS award was removed. Please see the below instructions for requesting an exception with TOPS for future eligibility.**




2022-2023 FAFSA is Now Available

This FAFSA is applicable at LSUA begining Fall 2022 for all students. This FAFSA will use you and your 2020 tax year information. If you are planning on beginning at LSUA during the Spring 2022 or the Summer 2022 semester you will need to complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA. This FAFSA will use your 2019 tax year information and will only be available until 06/30/2022. 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

Students 2021-2022 Netpartner is Now Active

Please keep in mind this is now the default year in your Netpartner. Summer students (all sessions and Summer 1) will still need to access the 2020-2021 year to apply for aid. If you are planning on beginning at LSUA during the Spring 2021, Summer 2021, or Summer 1 2021 (100% online only students) semesters you will need to complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA. This FAFSA will use your 2018 tax year information and will only be available until 06/30/2021.

Click here for additional instructions.



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!

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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

05/01/2020 - Priority Deadline for 2020-2021 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

Spring 2022 begins - November 15, 2021

Spring 2022 ends - February 05, 2022


Disbursement Begin dates for Spring 2022

Spring first disbursements begin - February 09, 2022

Spring 1st time loan borrower loan disbursement begins - February 23, 2022

Spring second disbursement (Spring only loans) begins - March 03, 2022

*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.*



Office of Academic Affairs: (318) 473-6446 Office of the Registrar: (318) 473-6424    Email: commencement@lsua.edu