The following programs are available to Missouri residents attending Southeast. Many Missouri aid programs require that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the state deadline of April 1. If you have not already, you may want to learn more about Applying for Financial Aid.
Some state programs require a separate application available from the state. Missouri state aid is regulated by the Missouri Department of Education and its subsidiaries and is funded by the state government. The amount and type of your award may vary based on the school you choose to attend, the date of your application and your enrollment.
Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program
Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program or Access MO is a grant program designed for undergraduate Missouri residents. To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time (a minimum of 12 hours per semester), be a Missouri Resident, file a FAFSA by April 1, have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) less than or equal to 12,000; and have demonstrated financial need as determined by FAFSA information and other financial assistance. In addition, students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by the institution, cannot exceed 150 cumulative hours, and must maintain a 2.5 or greater cumulative GPA. Award amounts are based off of FAFSA information, other institutional records, and Missouri Department of Higher Education funding. The maximum award for a public four-year institution is $2,150 and the minimum award is $1,000.
Marguerite Ross Barnett Memorial Scholarship Program
This scholarship program is for Missouri residents who are attending school half-time while working a minimum of 20 hours per week. Initial eligibility for this program is determined by the state. The institution certifies final eligibility. To be considered, you must have the processed FAFSA received by the state deadline of August 1st and meet the state's definition of financial need. An additional application available from Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) or Student Financial Services is required. The maximum award for this scholarship is the value of your incidental and general fees. Funds are not available for the summer semester.
Missouri Higher Education
Academic Scholarship Program
This scholarship, also known as "Bright Flight", is a $2,000 merit award for Missouri residents. To be eligible, you must score in the top 3 percent on the ACT or SAT. To renew, you must maintain satisfactory academic progress by the university's definition and maintain a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA. For additional information, contact MDHE at (800) 473-6757.
Public Service Officer Survivor Grant Program
This program provides tuition grants to dependent children and spouses of 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 killed or permanently and totally disabled in the line of duty. This award is for Missouri residents attending college full time. A separate application from MDHE is required.
Vietnam Veteran's Survivor Grant Program
This grant program 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. To be eligible, you must be a Missouri resident enrolled full time. The maximum award is the full value of your incidental and general fees. A separate application from MDHE is required as well as qualifying medical certification from a Department of Veterans Affairs medical authority.
Missouri Teacher Education
This $2,000 scholarship is available to Missouri residents who are freshmen, sophomores or returning adult students interested in a teaching career and enrolled full time. This is a one-time competitive award whose recipients are selected by the state. This scholarship converts to a loan and the state's portion must be repaid if you do not remain enrolled in the teacher education program or if you do not teach in a Missouri public school for a minimum of five years. Applications can be obtained from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and are due by February 15.
Missouri Minority Teacher Education
This is a competitive, renewable scholarship worth $3,000 per academic year. In order to be eligible, you must be a minority, Missouri resident interested in a teaching career and enrolled full time. Recipients are selected by the state. This scholarship converts to a loan and the state's portion must be repaid if you do not remain enrolled in the teacher education program or if you do not teach in a Missouri public school for a minimum of five years. Applications can be obtained from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and are due by February 15.