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Loyola to cover TOPS funding shortfalls

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The [Academic Resource Center] offers academic counseling to help students adapt to the university system and demands, tutorial services, paper review services and disability services.

The [Academic Resource Center] offers academic counseling to help students adapt to the university system and demands, tutorial services, paper review services and disability services.

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The [Academic Resource Center] offers academic counseling to help students adapt to the university system and demands, tutorial services, paper review services and disability services.

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Loyola University has confirmed that it will take the responsibility of covering the TOPS deficit this semester.

Rev. Kevin Wildes, S.J.’s decision, which was announced through email on Feb. 15,  follows after the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance stated they would only be able to fund 80 percent of the TOPS scholarships.

While a special legislative session started on Feb 14. to discuss the remaining 20 percent of the scholarship that needs to be funded, the session is not expected to end until March 9.

Further announcements will be released after the session has ended.

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2 Responses to “Loyola to cover TOPS funding shortfalls”

  1. Former Wolfpack on February 15th, 2016 8:28 pm

    Loyola and other Lousiana universities are in no position to assume this unexpected and unmerited burden. Tell Bel Edwards, it’s time he reallocated state resources to cover the state’s educational promises. Nothing moves people into the middle class more than a BA!!

  2. Thu on February 16th, 2016 8:29 am

    So proud to call myself a Loyola Alumnus.

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