Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program

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Amount
Awarded

$1,674

Awarded

Application Deadline

April 1

Wednesday
Awarded By:

Missouri Department of Higher Education

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Varies based on the number of eligible applicants and the amount of available funding.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Must be a resident of Missouri.
  4. Must enroll full time.
  5. Must attend a Missouri college or university.
  6. Must not pursue a degree or certificate in theology or divinity.
  7. Must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program.
  8. Must have an EFC of $12,000 or less, as determined by completing the FAFSA.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available to Missouri resident undergraduate students who are enrolled full-time at a Missouri college or university. Students must demonstrate financial need and have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $12,000 or less.

Application requirements for the Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program are:

  • FAFSA
Additional Information: The Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program is a state program, administered through the Missouri Department of Higher Education, established to provide financial assistance to undergraduate student enrolled full-time at a participating Missouri school. The award is based on the financial need of the student. Final eligibility is determined by the participating insitution based on the students Expected Family Contribution. Eligible students must have an EFC of $12,000 or less. The EFC is calculated by the U.S. Department of Education using information provided on the FAFSA. Students should contact his/her school or the MDHE for additional details regarding his/her eligibility status. A list of eligible institutions is available at: dhe.mo.gov/files/participatingschools.pdf.

Award Amount: Award amounts may vary based on the student's EFC and the type of school the student plans to attend. Awards ranges from $300 and up to $4,600 annually, renewable for up to four additional years, or until the completion of a first bachelor's degree, or the completion of 150 semester credit hours, whichever occurs first. Recipients must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and re-apply each year.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,674.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, April 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, April 1

Additional information about this program is available online from the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) website. Students must be enrolled at an eligible postsecondary institutions within the state of Missouri to be eligible to apply. To apply for the Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). An additional application is not required. The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. The FAFSA must be completed as soon as possible after January 1 and before April 1 to be considered for the award year. For priority consideration, students should submit completed applications by Feb. 1. Students should contact his/her institution's financial aid office for additional details.
Contact: Becky
Address: 205 Jefferson Street P.O. Box 1469 Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-1469

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