Supporting your graduate education

Missouri State offers scholarships specifically for graduate students. The first step to be considered for financial aid, including scholarships, at Missouri State University is to be admitted. We encourage you to begin the graduate admission process prior to the admission dates outlined by the Graduate College.

Financial aid options for graduate students

Scholarships

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

Graduate Assistantships

Search for current assistantship openings and find out more regarding eligibility criteria and the application process.

Grants

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 including incoming freshman.

Loans

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

Work Study

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.

Tips for success

  • Missouri State‚Äôs priority deadline for the FAFSA is February 1 each year.
  • Consider applying for a Graduate Assistantship to limit your student loan debt.
  • Use our Cost Worksheet to help you determine the amount of financial aid you will might need.