Adult Fast Track Incentive Grant

The Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant is a new financial aid program that addresses workforce needs by encouraging adults to pursue a certificate, degree, or industry-recognized credential in an area designated as high need.

Am I eligible?

  • At least 25 years old or have not been enrolled in an education program at any level within the past two years.
  • Enroll at least half-time at a participating institution in a program designated as eligible.
  • Have not yet earned a bachelor's degree.
  • Earning no more than $40,000 per year as single tax filer, or no more than $80,000 per year as a joint tax filer.

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How do I apply?

  1. Select one of Missouri State University's several eligible career track programs.
  2. Complete the Fast Track application through the State Student Financial Aid Portal.
  3. Complete a self-certification form for each disbursement and return to:
    Missouri Department of Higher Education
    Attn: Fast Track
    P.O Box 1469
    Jefferson City, MO 65102
  4. Complete the FAFSA each year you are enrolled (or are planning to enroll) in college. Individuals interested in receiving Fast Track for the 2019-2020 academic year will need to complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA, using tax information from 2017.

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