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Louisiana’s Taylor Opportunity Program “TOPS” For Students


Awards Initial Eligibility Requirements Award Amounts

TOPS Opportunity Award


• ACT Score 20

• Cumulative GPA 2.50

• Pursuant of TOPS Core Curriculum


• Tuition Based Amount


TOPS Performance Award



• ACT Score 23

• Cumulative GPA 3.00

• Pursuant of TOPS Core Curriculum

• Tuition Based Amount

• $200 Performance Stipend per semester


Honors Award



• ACT Score 27

• Cumulative GPA 3.00

• Pursuant of TOPS Core Curriculum

• Tuition Based Amount $400 Honors

• Stipend per semester


* The minimum test scores for the awards above are higher for students enrolled in an approved home study program.

** The TOPS awards are funded for 4 years/8 semesters by the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) and are subject to change. Eligible students must continue to meet renewal requirements.

*** It is the student’s responsibility to comply with all governing statutes and rules applicable to the TOPS program, which may change, whether disclosed or not. For more information, you may refer to the Rights and Responsibilities issued by The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance, also found on your Student Hub account via Louisiana Awards System’s website.



For more information, please visit our website(s) listed below:

For more information on TOPS, please visit our TOPS FAQ page or use LOSFA link above.

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 discuss Fee Bill questions or concerns, please contact:
Student Account Services | Coenen Hall | Phone: 318.342.5128 or 318.342.5124 | Email: sas@ulm.edu