Louisiana Education Loan Authority http://redriverradio.org en Magnet highs in Baton Rouge and Shreveport lead state in FAFSA filings http://redriverradio.org/post/magnet-highs-baton-rouge-and-shreveport-lead-state-fafsa-filings <p>The U.S. Department of Education has published the latest nationwide data on how many high school students have completed their FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid.</p><p>Baton Rouge Magnet and Caddo Magnet High in Shreveport lead Louisiana schools in submitting the most applications. The vice president of the Louisiana Education Loan Authority (LELA) says it’s not surprising that two magnet schools are out ahead.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:30:42 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 42544 at http://redriverradio.org Magnet highs in Baton Rouge and Shreveport lead state in FAFSA filings Agency works to get more college-bound Louisianans to apply for federal aid http://redriverradio.org/post/agency-works-get-more-college-bound-louisianans-apply-federal-aid <p>Louisiana has a dismal track record in the number of college-bound students who fill out the free application for federal student aid or FAFSA. A Louisiana nonprofit aims to change that. Employees of the Louisiana Education Loan Authority or LELA have done dozens of FAFSA workshops at high schools across the state in recent weeks. LELA's assistant vice president of marketing, Joni Leggio,&nbsp;said the FAFSA priority deadline at many colleges is April 1,&nbsp;and now is the right time to complete the form.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 14:31:26 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 24520 at http://redriverradio.org