Financial Aid can be very tricky to navigate – I hope that this post will answer some general questions for you. However, it is important to note that Financial Aid is incredibly individualized and you should check with a financial aid officer with any concerns.
Missouri State priority date to turn in the FAFSA is February 1, 2017. You can find out more about FAFSA here.
There are a number of different ways to fund your education!
Scholarships are awarded each year to students who demonstrate qualities such as, but not limited to, outstanding academic achievement, leadership involvement and financial need. The funds come from multiple sources and do not have to be repaid.
Scholarship Application Process
You can already begin your scholarship application process! You have until March 1, 2017. The system can be assessed through your My.MissouriState under the Profile Tab and Financial Aid. You’ll then click on the General and Departmental Scholarship link. You can see the different scholarship options on this page. Keep in mind the different deadlines.
Transfer Student Scholarships
Missouri State understands that transferring can be an expensive endeavor, and provides scholarships that are specific to transfer students! Check them out here!
Grants are similar to scholarships in that they provide funding to students without requiring any repayment. Organizations and agencies award grant money to students based on financial need, academic achievements and career goals.
Most grants require the completion of the FAFSA to determine your eligibility and level of funding.
Loans are a type of financial aid that requires repayment after graduation. Most loan programs offer low interest rates and long-term repayment plans.
There is a lot of information to digest regarding Financial Aid! Make sure to start early, so you don’t get overwhelmed.
Please contact Missouri State’s Financial Aid office if you have any additional questions!
Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
Office closed Tuesdays from 8 to 9 am
Office closed on University Holidays
417-836-5262, Financial Aid Office
800-283-4243, Toll Free
417-836-8392, Office Fax
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