TOPS Fund

October 11, 2017

Digging into dedications

When Louisiana faces a fiscal crunch, the first place legislators often look for cuts is the area of the budget known as “statutory dedications,” or money that’s set aside for a specific purpose, and often funded by a dedicated tax or fee.

Number of the Day

63 - Percentage of students receiving TOPS awards who come from families with incomes of $100,000 or less (Source: Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance via The Advocate)