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The University of Louisiana Monroe just received notification from the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance, LOSFA, a program under the Board of Regents, has sufficient funding to pay TOPS awards for the Summer 2017 term.

Eligibility requirements for TOPS awards for a student enrolled in an academic program for a summer term are:

TOPS eligible students who desire to use a term count for summer school term should complete the 2017 
Summer School Acknowledgement Form and return the form to ULM's Scholarship Office.  You may alsovisit osfa.la.gov for more info and to fill out the form.

Students who use TOPS to pay for a 2017 summer term will have their remaining TOPS elibibility reduced by one term.  Any hours earned during the 2017 summer term can be used to meet the TOPS 24 hour annual requirements.  Also, a student's TOPS cumulative grade point average will include all grades earned during the summer term, including failing grades.

You may contact ULM Office of Scholarships with questions regarding ULM and TOPS at 318-342-5430 fax at 318-342-3553, or scholarships@ulm.edu.

PLEASE NOTE: ULM will not know the payout amount until June, 15, 2017.





TOPS FALL 2016 & SPRING 2017

The state significantly reduced TOPS funding for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters.  The following table shows the awarding amounts for those terms. The legislature has not determined the TOPS funding for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters. The TOPS amounts will be posted on the ULM Scholarship website after official notification has been received.


TOPS Award Fall 2016 Spring 2017
TOPS Basic $2,692.94 $1,209.59
+ Performance Stipend $186.12 $83.60
+ Honors Stipend $372.24 $167.20

ULM is dedicated to assisting our students with finding additional resources to offset TOPS funding reductions.  We strongly encourage our students to reach out to the offices below:


For more information on TOPS, please visit our FAQ page or http://www.osfa.la.gov/, or contact:
ULM Admissions & Scholarships | Sandel Hall 102| Phone: 318.342.5321 | Email: scholarships@ulm.edu


To discuss other financial aid options, including education loans, please contact:
Financial Aid Services | Sandel Hall 115| Phone: 318.342.5320 | Email: finaid@ulm.edu


To set up a 4-month payment plan to cover Fee Bill balances, please contact:
Student Account Services | Coenen Hall | Phone: 318.342.5128 or 318.342.5124 | Email: sas@ulm.edu