Policies and Procedures

The office of student financial aid maintains a collection of policies and procedures that facilitate the financial aid process.


Policy/Procedure Description
Code of conduct Code of conduct governing relationships between the University and student loan lending institutions
Emergency Scholarship Fund Policy outlining Missouri State University's Emergency Scholarship fund and application procedures.
Enrollment Status/Reduced Course Load Policy Policy outlining student enrollment status and definition of Full-Time; Three-Quarter Time; Half-Time; and Less Than Half-Time enrollment.
FERPA Policy Policy outlining the rights to and release of a student's personal, academic and financial aid information
Pell Grant policy Policy outlining eligibility requirements, summer semester qualifications and dual enrollment considerations
Perkins Loan policy and disclosures Policy outlining Federal Perkins Loan process and important disclosure information
Professional Judgement Policy outlining the use of Professional Judgement in cases dealing with special or unusual circumstances
Repeated courses and financial aid eligibility Policy explaining when a repeated course may not be included in determining your financial aid eligibility
Required enrollment policy Policy outlining the minimum number of semester hours you must be enrolled in to be eligible for financial aid
Return to Title IV Policy outlining the process for returning Title IV funds due to drop or withdrawal
Satisfactory Academic Progress policy Policy explaining the requirements of satisfactory academic progress
Scholarship Enrollment and Renewal Standards General policies regarding enrollment and renewal standards for Missouri State's institutionally funded scholarships
Security of information Details about the program that ensures the security, confidentiality and integrity of your information
Senior Degree Completion Grant (SDCG) Policy outlining student eligibility requirements and processing procedure for the Senior Degree Completion Grant.
Student eligibility and receiving your aid Policy outlining general eligibility requirements for federal, state and university aid programs
Study abroad Policy outlining how Missouri State scholarships can be applied to education abroad programs
Unusual Enrollment History Policy outlining the U.S. Department of Education's regulations to prevent fraud and abuse in the Federal Pell Grant Program.
Verification of your FAFSA Details regarding how to verify your FAFSA if selected for verification
Veteran benefits Information regarding veteran benefits and services at Missouri State
Withdrawal from Missouri State Policy outlining what happens to your financial aid if you withdraw from Missouri State