Grants


Learn about the federal and state aid available based on demonstrated financial need.

Federal Pell Grant – An award based on demonstrated need shown on the FAFSA and funded by the U.S. Department of Education. For 2017-2018, the amount ranged from $606 to $5,920, depending on an EFC between 0 and 5,328.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant – SEOG is awarded based on demonstrated need shown on the FAFSA and funded by the Federal Government in an amount ranging from $100 to $4,000 as determined by the College Financial Aid Office. Priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients with reduction possible if the recipient qualifies for other grant/scholarship awards. The deadline for SEOG awards is September 15.

National Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant – The TEACH grant is funded by the Federal Government for students entering the field of education in designated areas. Additional stipulations require advising by the Office of Financial Aid before funds may be awarded. A $4,000 grant may be awarded each year, up to $16,000. The grant becomes an unsubsidized Direct Loan if requirements are not met by the student. Additional criteria apply. Contact Financial Aid for an application.

State Aid Programs

Access Missouri Grant – Awarded to state residents, based on demonstrated need and funded by the State of Missouri; between $1,500 and $1,850 for 2017-2018. The FAFSA must be received by the Federal Processor on or before February 1 to be considered an on-time application in 2018-2019 (including FSA ID requirements) and the student must have an EFC of 12,000 or less for eligibility. A 2.50 cumulative GPA is required to renew the grant beyond the first year.

Bright Flight Scholarship – Available to graduating high school seniors residing in Missouri who have scored in the top 3% of all Missouri students taking the ACT/SAT (31 ACT in 2017-2018). Funded by the State of Missouri in an amount projected to be $2,500.

Advanced Placement Incentive Grant – This grant provides a $500 non-renewable award to students who receive two scores of three or higher on Advanced Placement exams in the fields of math or science while attending a Missouri public high school. Students who qualify for this incentive program must also receive an Access Missouri Grant or A+ Scholarship program award. Apply at dhe.mo.gov/ppc/grants/advancedplacement.php.

Marguerite Ross Barnett Scholarship – Awarded to state residents, based on demonstrated need and funded by the State of Missouri. Enrollment on at least a half-time basis, but less than full-time is required. In addition, employment that is compensated for at least 20 hours per week is an eligibility requirement; however, recipient cannot be employed under the Title IV College Work Study program. The FAFSA must be received by the Federal Processor on or before August 1 to be considered an on-time application (including signature requirements). Visit dhe.mo.gov/ppc/grants/rossbarnett.php for complete program details and requirements.

For more information on aid programs provided to Missouri residents from the State of Missouri, visit dhe.mo.gov/ppc/grants/MissouriStudentFinancialAid.php.