How Do I Keep My Financial Aid?

Maintaining your financial aid eligibility

In general, you must reapply for financial aid each year. Each type of financial aid and scholarship may require you to meet established policies to maintain funding. A brief overview of those requirements is listed below.

Community service and public affairs activities

For students who are recipients of the Presidential, University, Board of Governors or Multicultural Leadership scholarships, scholarship service hours need to be reported through CampusLINK.

Federal grants and loans

Federal regulations require Missouri State University to establish a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy to ensure all students receiving financial aid are making reasonable progress towards completing their degree. Students who fail to make progress toward the completion of their education will be suspended from receiving federal grants and loans.

State scholarships and grants

The State of Missouri establishes renewal criteria for their scholarships and grants. For many of the funds, Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy must be met. Additional renewal criteria can be found on the terms and conditions of your financial aid award letter and on the Missouri Department of Higher Education website.

University and privately funded scholarships

Renewal criteria for scholarships vary depending on the award. Some scholarships are one time awards, while others are automatically renewed each year if you meet renewal criteria.

When you are offered a scholarship read your notification letter carefully to fully understand how to renew the scholarship, if applicable. Review our Scholarships for more information about current scholarships or see Scholarship policies below for scholarship requirements and renewal criteria from previous academic years.

Scholarship policies

Scholarship policies are dependent upon your admitted semester.

Admitted summer 2020 through spring 2021

Admitted summer 2017 through spring 2020

Admitted summer 2016 through spring 2017

Admitted summer 2015 through spring 2016

Admitted summer 2014 through spring 2015

Admitted summer 2013 through spring 2014

Admitted fall 2011 through spring 2013

Admitted before fall 2011