The scholarship and Honors College priority deadline has been extended to November 18, 2014 at midnight CST due to unforeseen application maintenance that occurred on the night of November 15. LSU’s admission application also serves as the application for all university scholarships and Honors College admission. Thank you for your patience. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
LSU is extremely proud to announce the Tiger Transfer Scholarship, a new merit-based scholarship for entering transfer students. Award amounts range from $5,000 to $1,000 per year for students who qualify. Award recipients must have a 3.5 academic GPA and at least 30 college-level transferable credit hours earned.
Tiger Transfer Scholarships will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis for the fall semester only. Students should apply for admission and submit all requested documentation before April 15 to receive priority consideration. No additional scholarship application is required, but students are urged to apply early, as funding is limited.
View award levels and additional information at www.lsu.edu/transferscholarship.
LSU is proud to announce a partnership with the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation to offer the Patrick F. Taylor Hardship Scholarship to students demonstrating significant financial need. The partnership is a pilot program to assist students in attaining their goal of graduation.
To qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
- junior or senior classification with a declared major
- full time enrollment
- U.S. citizenship
- Louisiana residency
- 2.5 cumulative GPA
- demonstrated financial need
Interested students will need to apply online at www.lsu.edu/hardshipscholarship. The application includes a personal statement where students will need to explain why they are in need of funding, including any extenuating circumstances regarding their finances and their plans to graduate.
After a rare occurrence of severe winter weather, LSU will reopen and resume normal operations on Thursday, January 30 at 10 a.m. CST.
Due to a rare occurrence of severe winter weather, LSU will be closed Tuesday, January 28 and Wednesday, January 29. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. LSU is expected to resume normal operations on Thursday, January 30.
Due to a rare occurrence of severe winter weather, LSU will be closed Tuesday, January 28, 2014. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Due to severe inclement weather, LSU will be closed on Friday, January 24. Normal operations will resume on Monday, January 27 at 8 a.m. CST. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The FAFSA application opened on January 1, 2014. Students interested in applying for financial aid, as well as TOPS should complete this application. Students must complete the FAFSA each year they wish to receive financial aid.
The Office of Enrollment Management will be closed from Tuesday, December 24 through Wednesday, January 1. Students can still access myLSU during the break. Normal operations will resume on Thursday, January 2.
The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) has recently made changes to the billing process for the TOPS program.
The TOPS award that was paid to students for the fall 2013 semester was based on a year amount and averaged for each fall and spring semester. Because LSU has slightly different fall and spring tuition amounts, students received a TOPS credit that was slightly lower than LSU tuition in the fall 2013 semester and would have received a TOPS credit slightly higher than LSU tuition for the spring 2014 semester.
LOSFA has made a decision to pay students TOPS funding according to LSU’s semester tuition. In order to correct this for accurate spring 2014 billing, all students who received TOPS and were full-time during the fall 2013 semester will receive a credit of $5.30.
The amount of TOPS each full-time student should receive for the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters is as follows:
Honors AwardFall 2013: $3,344.30 Spring 2014: $3,332.55
Performance AwardFall 2013: $3,144.30 Spring 2014: $3,132.55
Opportunity AwardFall 2013: $2,944.30 Spring 2014: $2,932.55
Students will automatically receive this reimbursement. No action is required.