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TOPS cuts proposed

POSTED: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 5:23pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:58pm

A scholarship that draws a large number of in-state students to Louisiana colleges could be affected by state budget cuts. LSU System President, John Lombardi, proposed to restructure the TOPS Program by cutting the amoung of money rewarded to students. He also wants to focus more on young people with financial needs.

LSU students are worried that changing the TOPS Program will reduce the number of students who decide to stay in-state. 95% of incoming freshmen at LSU are on the TOPS scholarship.