• State Assistance - Access Missouri & A+ Scholarship

     

    ACCESS MISSOURI FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

    This is a need-based program designed to provide students with a simplified financial aid process, provide predictable, portable awards, and increase access to a student's school of choice. Need is determined by the student's expected family contribution (EFC) as calculated through the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
     
    • Have a FAFSA on file by February 1st
    • Have any FAFSA corrections made by July 31st (school choices may be added until September 30th)
    • Be a U.S. Citizen of permanent resident and a Missouri resident
    • Be an undergraduate enrolled full-time at a participating Missouri school
    • Have an EFC of $12,000
    • Not be pursuing a degree or certificate in theology or divinity

     

    Renewing your Access Missouri Award

    The Access Missouri Award may be renewed annually until you have obtained a bachelor's degree or complete 150 semester credit hours, whichever occurs first. To renew you must:
    • Reapply and have your eligibility re-evaluated each year. This means if you fail to file a new FAFSA by the deadline or your EFC increases to a point above the eligibility cutoff (currently $12,000), you may no longer be eligible for an Access Missouri Award even though you received one in the previous year.
    • Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and otherwise maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the school.
     

    Transferring your Access Missouri Award

    You may transfer your eligibility to any participating school. If you choose to transfer to a different participating Missouri institution, either between academic years or semesters, you must contact the MDHE at (800) 473-6757, option 4.
    To transfer your award between semesters you must have been paid in the preceding fall semester or the school you are transferring to must have been on file with the MDHE by the July 31 correction deadline.
     
     
    A+ SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
    This program provides scholarship funds to eligible graduates of A+ designated high schools who attend a participating public community college or vocational / technical school.
     
    • Enroll and attend full-time at participating public community college or vocational / technical school.
    • Be seeking a degree or certificate at the school
    • Not be pursuing a degree or certificate in theology or divinity
    • Make a good faith effort to secure all available federal financial aid by completing the FAFSA.
    • Maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the school.