TOPS cuts won't hit students at University of New Orleans
BATON ROUGE - The University of New Orleans will cover the full tuition costs for TOPS students in the spring, even though the state cut funding for the program.
Louisiana only is paying about 42 percent of tuition costs for TOPS students in the spring semester. That leaves students and parents to pay the remaining 58 percent.
But NOLA.com reports UNO announced Tuesday it will fill in the gaps left by the state for its 1,000 TOPS students.
University president John Nicklow said he worried if UNO didn't find a way to pay for TOPS, students wouldn't be able to attend the university next semester.
Northwestern State University in Natchitoches has also announced its 1,100 TOPS students won't be required to pay the 58 percent tuition cost.
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