Missouri Student Aid

For more information about the Missouri Student Aid Programs listed, contact the Financial Aid Office or the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) Information Service Center at (800) 473-6757 or (573) 751-3940 or www.dhe.mo.gov.

  • Missouri Higher Education Academic Program (Bright Flight) “Bright Flight” provides scholarship awards in the amount of up to $3,000 per year to students who have achieved a composite score on the American College Testing Program (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) in the top three (3) percent of all Missouri students taking those tests. The student must be enrolled full-time in a Missouri college or university.
  • Missouri Returning Heroes’ Education Act
  • Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program This grant is for all Missouri students who meet the application deadlines and have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of $12,000 or less. Students must be enrolled full-time and maintaining satisfactory academic progress.  The amount varies by year based upon the state budgets.
  • Public Service Officer or Employee’s Child Survivor Grant Program This program provides tuition grants to public safety officers or Missouri Department of Transportation employees engaged in the construction or maintenance of the state’s highways, roads and bridges who were permanently and totally disabled in the line of duty. The grant is also available to their children and spouses, as well as the children and spouses who survive such employees who were killed in the line of duty.
  • Vietnam Veteran Survivor Grant Program This grant is available to children and spouses of Vietnam veterans whose death was attributed to or caused by exposure to toxic chemicals during the Vietnam conflict.
  • A+ Schools Program  Students qualify for this program while in high school attending an A+ eligible institution.
  • Assistance for Students Who are Visually Impaired or Blind (Readers for the Blind Program)  Administered by Department of Social Services, Family Support Division/ Rehabilitation Services for the Blind, P.O. Box 2320, Jefferson City, MO 65102 Phone: (800) 592-6004 or (573) 751-4249
  • Employment and Training Assistance Administered by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, P.O. Box 1087, Jefferson City, MO 65102 Phone: (800) 877-8698
  • Health Professional Loan Repayment Program Administered by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Health Care Access and Assessment, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102 Phone: (800) 891-7415 or (573) 751-6219
  • Health Professional Nursing Student Loans Administered by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Health Care Access and Assessment, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102 Phone: (800) 891-7415 or (573) 751-6219
  • Midwest Student Exchange Program Reduced out-of-state tuition rate program.
  • Minority Teaching Scholarship Program Administered by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102 Phone: (573) 751-1668
  • Missouri Educational Assistance Program Administered by the National Guard Association, 2302 Militia Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101 Phone: (573) 638-9500
  • MOST – Missouri’s 529 College Savings Plan Administered by the Office of the State Treasurer, P.O. Box 66797, St. Louis, MO 63166-6797 Phone: (888) 414-6678
  • Missouri Teacher Education Scholarship Program Administered by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102 Phone: (573) 751-1668
  • National Farmworker Jobs Program Administered by Wisconsin-United Migrant Opportunities Milwaukee, WI (414) 389-6000 Independence, MO (816) 836-5887 Monett, MO (417) 236-0791 Kennett, MO (573) 888-5266
  • Primary Care Resource Initiative for Missouri (PRIMO) Loan Program Administered by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Health Care Access and Assessment, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102 Phone: (800) 891-7415 or (573) 751-6219
  • Veterans’ Education and Training Administered by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Division of Career Education, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102 Phone: (573) 751-3487
  • Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Administered by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 3024 Dupont Circle, Jefferson City, MO 65109 Phone: (573) 751-3251 or (573) 751-0881 (TDD)
  • Marguerite Ross Barnett Memorial Scholarship Provides tuition assistance to students who are enrolled 6-11 credits. To be considered for this award you must be employed and compensated for at least 20 per week. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.