Many federal and state financial aid programs are available on the basis of financial need. Financial need is defined as the difference between the amount of money you and your family can contribute toward financing your education and the total cost of attendance.
Financial need is evaluated by completing the FAFSA. All need-based aid is awarded according to a formula established by the federal government, which considers income, assets and other measures of financial strength.
Federal grant funding
The federal government offers grant opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students:
State grant funding
The State of Missouri has multiple scholarship and grant opportunities for students who are working on an undergraduate degree and are permanent residents of Missouri.
Below is a list of state funding that is applicable to students attending Missouri State University. More information about these grant programs is available on the Missouri Department of Higher Education’s website.