Resources for Student Financial Assistance

January 31, 2017

With budget cuts affecting the Louisiana Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, commonly called the “TOPS” Program, families should maximize available information to search for additional scholarship and funding sources for schools, colleges, and universities. The resources available through the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) offer information on a wide variety of scholarship and funding availability.

The LOSFA phone number is 225-219-1012 or 800-259-5626. You can visit LOSFA on the web at  The LOSFA website has a wealth of information and includes TOPS information. It also has links for the financial aid websites of Louisiana schools.

The LSU Baton Rouge specific information may be obtained by calling 225-578-3103 or at



DOTD Slated To Begin Repairs of US 61/I-10 Ramp

April 19, 2016

The Department of Transportation and Development is entering the final planning stages for repairs to the US 61/I-10 ramp. The project is currently scheduled for August 10, 2016 letting (beginning of the project) and is now in an accelerated schedule in preparing the plans.

This project will repair major structural damage due to an over-height load that collided with a girder that supports the deck on the I-10 west on-ramp.

The approximately $900,000 project will go to bid later this summer, as stated previously, and should be completed within a year of its start date.


Turn Lanes at Intersection of La. Hwy. 44 and Black Bayou Has Begun

March 23, 2016

Construction has begun on left turn lanes at the intersection of La. Hwy 44 and Black Bayou is expected to be completed within 90 working days, which will improve efficiency and safety at the intersection.  “Road improvements for our strained road systems remains one of my highest priorities,” Senator Lambert said.