Lela has been committed to making higher education more affordable and accessible to the people of Louisiana for over 40 years. We remain committed to providing quality and affordable borrowing programs for our families.
Lela representatives assisted over 1,200 students across Louisiana in creating their FSA ID and submitting their FAFSA.
$22,000 in Scholarships
Lela awarded $22,000 in scholarships to Louisiana high school seniors through various outreach campaigns and random drawings.
65,000 FAFSA Guides
Lela provided 65,000 FAFSA Completion and College Planning Guides to Louisiana students and offered access to an electronic Planning and Paying for College Guide to Louisiana parents.
The Louisiana Education Authority (Lela) is a division of the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority (LPFA), a nonprofit public trust established to bring financing assistance and advantages to the people of Louisiana. As part of a nonprofit public trust, Lela’s mission is to make higher education more accessible and affordable for the people of Louisiana.
How we give back
Lela has saved students over $23 million
students helped with college financing
one nonprofit mission
of experience in student lending
100% Louisiana-based Non profit organization
For FAFSA related questions, call the Lela FAFSA HELPline for assistance:
(844) GO FAFSA or (844) 463-2372
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