Current Students

Applying for financial aid

To be considered for federal and state aid, complete the FAFSA each year. For priority processing each year and to be considered for maximum aid, the FAFSA should be filed no later than our February 1 priority deadline date. We recommend that you complete the application at least two to three weeks before the February 1 deadline.

Tips for success

  • Search and apply for additional scholarships each year.
  • Ask questions if you do not understand your scholarship renewal criteria.

Financial aid options for currently enrolled students

Missouri State offers a number of scholarship opportunities specifically for currently enrolled students. You may also qualify for scholarships privately-funded through the Foundation. We recommend that you begin the scholarship application process by completing your FAFSA.

Grants are typically awarded based on financial need and do not have to be repaid by the student. Visit the grants page to see grants available to all students.

A loan is a type of financial aid that is paid out to the student and must be repaid with interest. Visit the loans page to find loans available to all students.

The Federal Work Study Program provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service and work that is related to the student’s course of study. More information about work study at Missouri State is available on the Student Employment website.