Financial Aid

TOPS Scholarships

The Taylor Opportunity Program for Student (TOPS) scholarship is awarded to graduating Louisiana high school seniors who have met certain academic requirements and have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by July 1. The TOPS scholarship will only fund the tuition portion of institutional charges for two (2) academic years. It does not cover the cost of books, supplies, and fees. 

TOPS recipients must enroll in an eligible school, as a full-time student (enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester), within one year after graduation from high school. Completion of 24 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 is required to maintain eligibility. 

For more information, please contact your high school counselor or the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA)at (800) 259-5626

TOPS Information for RPCC Students 

TOPS Information Provided by LOFSA

TOPS TECH Approved Programs at RPCC

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Business Office Administration

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Drafting and Design Technology

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Instrumentation and Electrical Technology

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Industrial Maintenance Technology

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Process Technology

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) System Administration

Certificate of Applied Sciences (CAS) Medical Coding Specialist

Technical Diploma (TD) Practical Nursing

Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) Medical Assistant

Technical Diploma (TD) AC & Refrigeration

Technical Diploma (TD) Welding Technology

For more information about each program, visit our Academic Programs page.


Retention requirements are determined by LOSFA. Please visit LOSFA for more information. Current award amounts for RPCC = $1607.04 per semester not including any applicable stipends.

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Campus Locations

Gonzales Campus
925 W. Edenborne Parkway
Gonzales, LA. 70737

Reserve Campus
181 Regala Park Road
Reserve, LA. 70084

St. Charles Campus
13145 HWY 90
Boutte, LA. 70039

Westside Campus
25250 Tenant Road
Plaquemine, LA. 70764

Westbank Workforce Training Center
Donaldsonville High School
100 Tiger Drive
Donaldsonville, LA. 70346


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excellence, and sustainability.

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