Umm they don't give you a check. It goes straight to the school to pay for tuition and all the fees. I had the highest award with the stipend and it didnt cover everything.
Yes, but if you also receive other scholarships, or have a START account-which is a personal tax free State sponsored college savings account, TOPS money is used to subsidize other campus activities.
The Advocate is a one note Samba when it comes to Jindal. Everyday there is at least 1 negative front page article about him. Today there are 2.
Their bias would be pathetic if it weren't so obvious that they are determined to destroy him politically.
Though I voted for Jindal, I'm not blindly loyal to him, and he's certainly far from my first choice for president.
The problem with TOPS is it's too easy to attain and tons of people drop out after getting the money. It should become a loan if you don't graduate in 6 years.
This+. As a matter of fact that's really a great suggestion for some legislation. Way too many people play around with TOPS. If they knew they were on the hook for it, if they flunk out, or don't attain a degree w/in max 5 years, then they owe.
This post was edited on 3/17 at 9:54 am