Graduate Students

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.

Tips for success

  • Missouri State’s 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.

Financial aid options for graduate students

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.

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

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.