By Norm Miller, LC communications
PINEVILLE – While Louisiana’s legislature continues to discuss the future of TOPS funding, recent action by the legislature means that Louisiana College students will not receive the final 20 percent of previously allocated TOPS funding.
However, because of strategic budgeting, a commitment to the stewardship of available funds, and a concern for the finances of our students, Louisiana College will voluntarily absorb any TOPS funding shortfall for the 2016 spring semester.
“Although Louisiana’s private colleges and institutions were not required to absorb the loss of the final allocation of TOPS funding, we chose to do so,” said Dr. Rick Brewer, president of LC. “Alleviating the additional stress of this financial burden for our students and their parents was first and foremost in LC’s assignment of budget resources.”