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The state has significantly reduced funding for TOPS this year. The following table shows the Spring 2017 TOPS amount that will be awarded. This reduced amount for Spring 2017 will be reflected on the student’s Fee Bill on Banner once he/she registers for Spring 2017 classes.


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

* Spring amounts updated by LOSFA on 10/26/2016

ULM is dedicated to assisting our students with finding additional resources to offset this gap in TOPS funding. 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