My son is a high school senior, and my stomach lurched when the Louisiana legislature essentially laid waste to the TOPS program. Like many parents, I am searching for alternate ways to pay for college. His guidance counselor gave us the link to a nifty website featuring several odd scholarships I didn't know about! Who knew they offered a scholarship just for being funny? Or tall?
The good news for parents and students is there will be TOPS money available to help with higher cost of education for those that qualify. The bad news is the program will continue to cover less and less of the cost of that education over time.
The Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee says the state does have enough money to fund the TOPS program. If so this would avoid a potential disaster for the state's colleges and universities.