higher education

TOPS For Grown Folks

Nov 24, 2017
studentaid.ed.gov

"We have to find a way to fund TOPS for grown folks," says Louisiana Community and Technical College System president Monty Sullivan, especially since the system now has the responsibility for adult education in the state — a huge task.

Sue Lincoln

It’s no secret that Louisiana has been steadily cutting back financial support for higher education.

“Ten years ago, the taxpayer funded about 70% of our operation. Today, the taxpayer funds about 18% of our operation.”

But when University of Louisiana System President Jim Henderson spoke to the Baton Rouge Press Club Monday, he also said, “This would not be a higher education conversation if I didn’t complain a little bit about funding. I want to put a little bit different spin on that, if I can though.”


LRN

Daniel Mintz talks with us about the new food studies program at Loyola University. The university has established a new bachelor's degree program in food studies beginning this fall.


courtesty: LOSFA

A bill to increase the grade-point average to qualify for a four-year TOPS award is headed to the Senate – but not without some controversy along the way.


courtesy Bob Mann

When the State Bond Commission met Thursday, they considered the plan to issue $275-million in bonds in March, in order to fund this year’s capital outlay projects.

But the author of this year’s Capital Outlay bill expressed reservations about the deal.


lsu.edu

Higher Education officials are asking the House Appropriations Committee for $1.1 billion next fiscal year. That’s $188 million more than they received in the current budget. 


Governor Talks TOPS

Nov 17, 2016
LOSFA

Students attending school on TOPS scholarships are receiving letters that they’ll owe 60% of their tuition in the Spring semester. Speaking on his monthly radio show, Governor John Bel Edwards says it didn’t have to be this way. 


Wallis Watkins

On Wednesday, Governor John Bel Edwards unveiled plans for a new 20,000 square foot collision repair training center for Baton Rouge Community College.


Wikimedia Commons

For over a year now, the Sales Tax Streamlining and Modernization commission has been attempting to simplify the way Louisiana collects sales taxes. 


Gambling State University

The University of Louisiana System Board of Regents met this week to name a new president for Grambling State University. According to acting University of Louisiana System President Dan Reneau, political awareness is a prerequisite for the job. 


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