Department Info

Mailing Address

´╗┐´╗┐Student Financial Aid
8100 Hwy 71 South
Alexandria, LA 71302

Location/Contact

  • Building: Abrams Hall (Campus Map)
  • Phone: (318) 473-6423
  • Fax: (318) 473-6534
  • Email: financialaid@lsua.edu
    (Contact Us Form)
ATTENTION: Summer 2017 Financial Aid still uses the 2016-2017 FAFSA information. If you are transferring or starting Summer 2017 at LSUA, please be sure to complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA and send it to LSUA. Any Summer eligibility will also be based on aid used during Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters. If you are planning on starting Fall 2017, the 2017-2018 FAFSA will need to be completed. Both FAFSA's are available at FAFSA.gov*THE 2016-2017 FAFSA WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE UNTIL JUNE 30, 2017. IF YOU WISH TO APPLY FOR SUMMER 2017 AID, THE 2016-2017 FAFSA MUST BE COMPLETED AND SENT TO LSUA BY THAT TIME, EVEN IF YOUR TERM DOES NOT START UNTIL JULY.*

WELCOME TO 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.

How the LSUA Financial Aid Office Contacts students

All admitted LSUA students receive access to an LSUA email address.  This is the primary method our office will use to communicate with students.  All correspondence from our office regarding missing information/paperwork and other notifications regarding a student’s financial aid and aid eligibility will be forwarded to the students LSUA email address only.  In addition to email, admitted students have access 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, to review information about their financial aid by accessing their LSUA Net Partner account.  To access Net Partner, the student will log-in to his or her MyLSUA account and select the NetPartner link

2017-2018 TOPS:


Fall 2017 & Spring 2018
- Full time* = $2447 per semester.
Tops Performance stipend =  $200 per semester.
Tops Honors Stipend = $400 per semester. * - Students must be enrolled full time (12 credit hours) as of the census date each semester in order to receive their award. Students in clinical courses or student teaching are exempted from this rule and may still receive their award at a prorated rate.

Students in 100% programs (ex: Fall 2/ Fall 3) will have their TOPS award paid in full during the first term of the semester. Please keep this in mind if a refund is received as it may need to be applied to your next term balance.

TOPS TECH: Beginning Fall 2017 students that graduated from high school Spring 2017 may be eligible for TOPS TECH. Students must be enrolled in either the Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology or the Associate of Science in Nursing programs. Only students in these programs that graduated high school Spring 2017 and beyond are eligible for Tops Tech in the below amounts.

AS Nursing = $1190 per semester
AS Rad Tech = $2447 per semester     


2016-2017 TOPS UPDATE: This information has been removed from the website but remains located in the home page of your 2016-2017 Netpartner portal. 

Anticipated aid/bookstore credit for Fall 2017

Below are the dates for when anticipated aid and bookstore credits will begin for each Fall term and the Fall semester. Please note that if you have a Fall 3rd or B session (not Fall 3) that any books for those classes will need to be purchased when the Fall anticipated aid is available. Please review the below information on how to see this information in your fee bill.

Fall 2: July 31 - September 8

Fall 3: September 27- October 26

Fall (includes 2nd session, 3rd session, A session, B session, & Full session): July 31 - September 8
        
**Notice: Academic eligibility for continuing students on remediation contracts cannot be evaluated until all Summer grades have been submitted. This means that if you are given a credit and use it, then it is determined you do not meet academic requirements for Federal aid, any aid is then removed but you are still responsible for any bookstore charges.* Please also view the below note in regards to credits being added later that could affect your eligibility.**

Below are the steps to see your anticipated aid and view any remaining balance or bookstore credit:

  1. Log into your myLSUA
  2. Click on the self service link
  3. Click on the "finances" tab
  4. Click on the balance link
  5. Make sure you are looking at the current term/semester and hit "change". *make sure to hit change even if the semester you are looking at was already selected.*
  6. If your anticipated balance is $0 or in parenthesis, ex: ($200), you may have a bookstore credit. *Disregard the balance from other period if you have made your schedule for a future semester/term. View the SUMMARY TOTAL line (first line) for your balance for that term/semester only.*
  7. View fee bill by charges and credits. If a charge to the bookstore appears, that is how much is currently available. 

Once we begin disbursements your bookstore charge will reflect only what you spent, any leftover aid will be processed as a credit balance.


*NOTICE: Any posted credits can change if changes to your schedule are made, cost are added to your fee bill (housing, meal plan, fines, etc.), loss in eligibility due to verification or other, etc. It is the students responsibility to monitor frequently their fee bill in self service throughout the semester to ensure no charges are owed. Any credit used at the bookstore must be repaid even if eligibility for the credit changes at a later date. 

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