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.

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.