TOPS and Go Grants Discussed Throughout Louisiana

An editorial was published in The Shreveport Times on February 18th that cited LBP research on TOPS and Go Grants, Louisiana’s higher education financial aid programs. Here is an excerpt:

Louisiana’s college scholarship program TOPS is in the cross hairs of state budget discussions, and that’s a good thing. There’s no threat that it’s going away, nor should it.

But recent developments have raised legitimate issues regarding its cost and objectives during a time of tough budget decisions.

However Louisiana approaches its scholarship and grant programs, it doesn’t take a huge GPA to realize that tinkering maybe in order. Even in an election year, let’s hope lawmakers aren’t too timid to embrace the discussion.

They include details about safety-net programs like Medicaid, tax credits for low-income workers and educational scholarships and help promote a better understanding of how safety-net programs affect different communities across our state.
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