TOPS Billing and Enrollment for Less Than Full-Time
STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE COMMISSION
TOPS BULLETIN NUMBER:
|March 17, 2000|
|DISTRIBUTION:||Louisiana College and University, Technical College, and LAICU Chancellors, Financial Aid Offices, and Business Offices, System Governance, Board of Regents, Department of Education, Louisiana Officials, and Commission Members|
|TOPIC:||TOPS Billing and Enrollment for Less Than Full-Time|
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TOPS Rules §2103.E.10. , Transfer/Graduation Part Time, defines the conditions
and actions necessary for a student to apply directly to
LOSFA for permission to enroll for less than full-time enrollment. Students not meeting the criteria outlined in item #2 below must apply
directly to LOSFA for permission to enroll for less than full-time enrollment.
TOPS Rules §2103.C. and 2107.C., Less Than Full-Time Attendance, authorize
institutions to bill LOSFA for tuition and stipend for
students who are enrolled for less than full-time under the following situations:
Requires less than full-time enrollment to complete the undergraduate degree; or
Is enrolled in a degree program that defines full-time as less than 12 hours per semester or 8 hours per quarter; or
Requires less than full-time enrollment to complete requirements for a specified course of study or clinical program.
Verification for item #2 above should include written verification of the
student’s status by an appropriate institutional official. This
documentation should be retained by the institution.
4. Students for whom institutions have submitted billings under the provisions of items #2 and #3 above are termed Program Full-Time.
In order to meet renewal processing requirements, institutions must forward a
list of all students for whom Program Full-Time billings
have been submitted.
Utilize the Attached PROGRAM FULL- TIME LISTING form, or a comparable
computer-generated facsimile, one page for each term
reported, to submit the list requested in item #5, above.
Deadline for LOSFA receipt of the PROGRAM FULL -TIME listing for the 1999-2000
Academic Year (1S2000, 2S2000, 1T2000,
2T2000, 3T2000) is APRIL 15, 2000.
Questions concerning the above should be directed to John Bell, TOPS Awards Manager,
attachment: PROGRAM FULL-TIME LISTING form
LOUISIANA OFFICE OF
STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
TUITION OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS (TOPS)
1999-2000 AWARD YEAR PROGRAM FULL-TIME LISTING
INSTITUTION: ______________________________ INSTITUTION NUMBER: ______________________
TERM: _____________________ DATE:_______________________
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