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LOSFA - The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance

LOSFA File Formats



The documents below contain the file formats necessary for uploading records to or downloading records from LOSFA's systems.


Field Value Definitions - for use with all programs

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Field Value Definitions
To be used with the file formats below. Contains valid values for fields such as Academic Standing, Award Level, Disposition Status, Program Classification, and more.
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Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Codes
To be used with TOPS, Go Grant, and Chafee payment requests. Contains valid values for CIP Code as reported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Not for use with the TOPS Tech Early Start program.
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Error Roster - for use with all programs

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Error Roster File Layout
For use when downloading error roster data from the Reports tab of the Louisiana Award System.
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TOPS (Taylor Opportunity Program for Students)

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Billing Information - TOPS Payment Request File Layout
For use when uploading TOPS payment requests through the Upload Files tab of the Louisiana Award System.
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Billing Information - TOPS Payment Request File Layout
For use when uploading TOPS payment requests using PGP key exchange.
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Billing Information - TOPS Payment Roster File Layout
For use when downloading TOPS payment roster data from the Reports tab of the Louisiana Award System.
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Billing Information - TOPS Payment Roster File Layout
For use when downloading TOPS payment roster data using PGP key exchange.
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Grades Information - TOPS Academic Information File Layout
For use when uploading TOPS grades records through the Upload Files tab of the Louisiana Award System.
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Grades Information - TOPS Academic Information File Layout
For use when uploading TOPS grades records through the Upload Files tab of the Louisiana Award System. Features option for submitting grades in decimal format.
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Grades Information - TOPS Academic Information File Layout
For use when uploading TOPS grades records using PGP key exchange.
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Grades Information - TOPS Academic Information File Layout
For use when uploading TOPS grades records using PGP key exchange. Features option for submitting grades in decimal format.
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Roster Information - TOPS Master Roster
For use when downloading TOPS master roster data from the Reports tab of the Louisiana Award System.
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Roster Information - TOPS Master Roster
For use when downloading TOPS master roster data using PGP key exchange.
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Roster Information - TOPS Student Roster
For use when downloading TOPS student roster data from the Reports tab of the Louisiana Award System.
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Roster Information - TOPS Student Roster
For use when downloading TOPS student roster data using PGP key exchange.
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TOPS Tech Early Start Award Program (TTES)

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TTES Payment Request File Layout
For use when uploading TTES payment requests. For use with the Upload Files tab of the Louisiana Award System and when using PGP key exchange.
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GO Grant

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GO Grant Payment Request File Layout
For use when uploading GO Grant payment requests through the Upload Files tab of the Louisiana Award System.
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GO Grant Payment Request File Layout
For use when uploading GO Grant payment requests using PGP key exchange.
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GO Grant Payment Roster File Layout
For use when downloading GO Grant payment roster data from the Reports tab of the Louisiana Award System.
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GO Grant Payment Roster File Layout
For use when downloading GO Grant payment roster data using PGP key exchange.
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Vocational Education

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Vocational Education Payment Roster
For use when downloading VocEd payment roster data from the Reports tab of the Louisiana Award System.
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Vocational Education Student Roster
For use when downloading VocEd payment roster data from the Reports tab of the Louisiana Award System.
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