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INTRODUCTION TO
                                                                       LELA
                                                                       Who Is Lela?






                                         The Louisiana Education Loan Authority (Lela) is Louisiana’s non-profit resource for free
                                         FAFSA completion and college access, and is a division of the Louisiana Public Facilities
      Contact Us:                        Authority (LPFA)— a non-profit public trust established to bring financing assistance

                                         and advantages to the people of Louisiana. With a focus on FAFSA completion, Lela’s
                                         mission is to develop projects and programs which provide resources for college access
      ANN CARMICHAEL                     and statewide outreach initiatives to help ensure students’ success on their path to and
      Statewide FAFSA Completion
      & College Access Coordinator       through college. Lela specialists are available to coordinate FAFSA Completion events
      844.463.2372                       statewide at high schools upon request and conduct local events. The Lela team also
      carmichael@lela.org                assists families one-on-one with FAFSA Completion at its College Planning Center and
      JONI M. LEGGIO                     through its FAFSA HELPline (see back cover).  All of Lela’s services are FREE!
      Assistant Vice President                             Website: www.askLela.org
      800.858.8198
      leggio@lela.org                            Follow AskLela on:

      KAYLA THOMAS                       This public document was published at a total of $13,069. Copies of this public document were published in this first
      Administrative Assistant           printing at a cost of $13,069. The total cost of all printing of this document was $13,069. This document was published for
                                         Lela, a division of the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority (LPFA), 2237 S Acadian Thruway, Suite 650, Baton Rouge, LA
      844.463.2372                       70808 to promote public awareness of the programs and services provided by Lela under authority of Title 9, chapter 20A of
                                         the Louisiana Revised Statutes. Printing of this material was purchased in accordance with the provisions of Title 9, Chapter
      thomas@lela.org                    20A of the Louisiana Revised Statues.





                                                                                  2017 Impact
        What is the FAFSA?
        The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal
        Student Aid. Completing this free form is the first                7,392          Lela representatives assisted over 7,000

        step toward getting federal financial aid to help pay                             students across Louisiana in creating their
                                                                                          FSA ID and submitting their FAFSA.
        for college. It can be filed at www.fafsa.gov.                      Students

                                                                              249         Lela representatives worked with high

                                                                                          school counselors statewide to coordinate

                                                                               Events     and conduct nearly 250 FAFSA Completion
                                                                                          Events on their campuses.
         Lela is committed to doing its part to increase FAFSA
         completion rates in Louisiana. As a member of the Louisiana                      Lela awarded $20,000 in scholarships to
         Department of Education’s Financial Aid Working Group and   $20,000              Louisiana high school seniors through
         as a partner in NCAN’s FAFSA Completion Challenge Grant                          various outreach campaigns and
         for the City of Baton Rouge, Lela is committed to providing free      Scholarships  random drawings.
         assistance to students and their families in completing the Free
         Application for Federal Student Aid. Every student deserves the                  Lela provided 50,000 FAFSA Completion
         chance to attend college and receive the financial aid needed to   50,000        and College Planning Guides to Louisiana
         help defray its cost. For more information, please contact us at                 students and offered access to an
         info@lela.org.                                                FAFSA Guides       electronic Planning and Paying for College
                                                                                          Guide to Louisiana parents.


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