Matching Success Awards are available to first year students, new entering transfers and returning students with less than 60 credit hours.


First Year Student

  • Minority Student
  • 2.75 High School GPA or higher
  • 21 or Higher ACT score
  • Live in University residence hall first two years
  • Demonstrate financial need based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
    for beginning freshman
  • Early Estimator Software may be used to determine
    initial eligibility to be confirmed by actual FAFSA data processed by priority processing date March 1
  • Community and extracurricular activities
  • Full-time enrollment

Value: $500-$1,800 per academic year to match all or portion of contributed scholarships, non-University merit or achievement scholarships, federal or state financial aid.

Transfer or Returning student

  • Minority student
  • Less than 60 credit hours
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA or higher
  • Live in University residence hall through sophomore year
  • Demonstrate financial need based  on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) obtained
    by the March 1 priority processing date
  • Participation in campus and learning activities
  • Full-time enrollment

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Educational Access Programs
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701