Finish Line Grant Program Helps Reduce College Debt

Finish Line Grant Program Helps Reduce College Debt

June 2, 2023 | ,

A state grant is now available to help Missouri residents pay off college debt and return to the classroom.

The Missouri Scholarship and Loan Foundation’s (MSLF) Finish Line Degree Completion Grant is designed to assist former students who have an unpaid balance at East Central College and other Missouri colleges and universities, making them unable to register for classes.

The MSLF will pay up to $3,000 toward a past due balance to provide former students with the ability to complete a degree or program. The application deadline is June 30.

To be eligible, Missouri residents must have a past due balance that is approximately six months or older and is preventing them from completing a degree program.

Additionally, Finish Line candidates must re-enroll, or transfer, to ECC or another eligible Missouri school; they must have completed half their program of study and have a last previously known estimated family income (EFC) of $12,000 or less.

Visit to apply for the Finish Line Degree Completion Grant. For more information, contact MSLF at or 636-787-2677.