Winter break is the perfect time to get started on your scholarship application for the 2013-14 school year.
About the application
With the General and Departmental Scholarship Application, you apply for Missouri State’s almost 1,000 donor-funded scholarships. You can search the database of scholarships before applying.
Completing the application
The General and Departmental Scholarship Application must be completed online. You do not have to complete your application in one sitting; you can save your answers and return to it later.
- Log in to My Missouri State
- Click on the Profile tab near the top of the My Missouri State page.
- Click on the Online Agreements link in the Other Information section on the Profile tab.
- Complete the Online Financial Aid Agreement.
- Click on the General and Departmental Scholarship Application link in the Financial Aid section in the Profile tab.
- Select your student type as of the start of the 2013-14 academic year.
- Follow the application steps, review your answers and click Submit.
- Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
The scholarship application requires that you be admitted to the University and create a My Missouri State account.
The application is available from Nov. 1, 2012 to March 1, 2013. You must complete both the application and your FAFSA by March 1 to be considered for maximum aid.
For more information, visit the General and Departmental Scholarships page or contact our office at 417-836-5262.
As 2012 draws to a close, it’s time to start thinking about applying for financial aid for the next school year. The best place to begin is with the FAFSA.
Why the FAFSA?
The FAFSA is used to evaluate your eligibility for the following:
- Federal student financial aid – grants, loans and work-study
- The State of Missouri’s college aid programs
- Missouri State University’s need-based programs
All college-bound high school students and adults, and currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA.
Completing the FAFSA
The federal government starts accepting the FAFSA – or Free Application for Federal Student Aid – on January 1.
You will need the following documents to complete your application for 2013-14:
- Your social security number
- Your driver’s license
- Current bank statements and any investment records
- Your 2012 Federal Income Tax Return, 2012 W-2 forms and other records of money earned
- Your parent’s 2012 Federal Income Tax Return (if a dependent student)
- Your 2012 untaxed income records
- Your alien registration or permanent registration card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
- A PIN to sign your FAFSA electronically
The FAFSA can be completed online. You will need to provide Missouri State’s federal school code: 002503.
Your FAFSA requires the most recent tax return documents, so you will need to file your taxes prior to beginning the application process or use the tax information you have available and submit a correction once you have filed your taxes for the current year.
You should complete the FAFSA by the priority deadline of March 31, 2013. We recommend submitting your application in February as the deadline for the General and Departmental Scholarship Application is March 1, 2013.
For more information, visit the How Do I Apply for Financial Aid? page or contact our office at 417-836-5262.
The Office of Student Financial Aid has an updated website and we’re excited about the new look and layout. We encourage you to visit the site so you can get familiar with the changes. Please contact our office if you are unable to locate what you need.