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Highland continues to strive for excellence in preparing its students for their futures by providing the resources they need to discover God’s plan for them when they graduate.   Below is listed much of the basic, important information to begin that search.


Louisiana Connects: Louisiana’s newest one-stop shop for college preparation.  All HBCS high school students have an account with Louisiana Connects and will be building their profiles in order to use this personalized site to its  maximum potential.  Parents are encouraged to create a parent account as well in order to track their student’s progress.  Features of this site enable students to:

    • Build their own network of colleges and employers
    • Receive personal alerts about scholarships, grant opportunities, and other resources they may be eligible to receive
    • Search and compare schools by majors, programs of study, cost of attendance and admissions requirements
    • Learn how to pay for college
    • Link to ACT prep sites and practice tests

  • Scholarship matching service – from our database of 1.5 million scholarships.
  • Alerts straight to your inbox – emails keeping you informed of every scholarship match.
  • Scholarships for everyone – whether you’re a college freshman or a returning adult.
  • Expert advice – from the nation’s leading financial aid expert, Mark Kantrowitz.
  • Student life guide – from decorating your dorm room to balancing work and school.
Lela is a division of the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority (LPFA), a non-profit public trust established to bring financing assistance and advantages to the people of Louisiana. Lela's mission is to serve the students of Louisiana by providing resources for college planning and statewide outreach initiatives to insure student's success on their path to and during college.

Features of this website include:

·         List of state colleges and universities and links to their websites

·         Tips on month-by-month college preparation for juniors and seniors

·         Extensive scholarship list

·         Grant opportunities

·         College financial planning guide for students and parents

·         Loan opportunities

·         Current information on all federal student aid and the steps necessary to apply or

ACT is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides a broad array of assessment, research, information, and program management solutions in the areas of education and workforce development.

Each year, ACT serves millions of people in high schools, colleges, professional associations, businesses, and government agencies—nationally and internationally. ACT has offices across the United States and throughout the world.


  • CURRENT high school seniors planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution and carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school may apply with Coca-Cola.

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To speak with a federal representative regarding student aid, please contact: 1-800-4fedaid