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.
**HURRICANE IDA IMPACTS ON FINANCIAL AID**
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.**
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.
*Summer 1 2021 April 12, 2021 - May 15, 2021
Summer 2021 April 12, 2021 - June 5, 2021
*Summer 2 2021 May 31, 2021 - July 3, 2021
Fall 2021 July 26, 2021 - September 11, 2021
Disbursement Begin dates for Summer 2021
Summer 1 2021 - May 19, 2021
Summer 2021 - June 9, 2021 (second disbursement for Summer loans is July 7, 2021)
Summer 2 2021 - July 7, 2021
*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.*