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LOSFA - The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance

Graduate Students


How to Defer Student Loan Payments While in Graduate/Professional School



Testing Information:


General Information:


Child Care Financial Assistance:


Student Assistance Programs for Adults:

  • Veteran's Upward Bound Programs
  • Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC): The Educational Opportunity Centers program provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education. The program also provides services to improve the financial and economic literacy of participants. An important objective of the program is to counsel participants on financial aid options, including basic financial planning skills, and to assist in the application process. The goal of the EOC program is to increase the number of adult participants who enroll in postsecondary education institutions. In order to contact one of the EOC Programs in Louisiana click below:


Financial Aid:

  • If you plan to pay for any of your education-related expenses "out of pocket" it may benefit you to open a START Saving account. The state will match up to 14% of your annual deposits every year and you can deduct up to $2,400.00 in annual deposits from your Louisiana tax liability ($4,800 for a married couple filing jointly). For more information click the follwing link:


Graduate Student Loans: