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Federal Pell Grant Program

This federal program provides grants to eligible undergraduate students and does not require repayment. A Pell Grant for a full time student ranges between $555 and $5,550 for the 2010-2011 academic year. The amount received depends upon the family’s calculated financial need. Students attending full-time receive one-half of their Pell eligibility in the fall semester and one-half in the spring semester. Students attending less-than-full-time receive their pro-rated awards in the same manner as full-time students.

The summer semester at MSSU is treated as a trailer to the academic year. Therefore, summer Pell payments will only be made for those students who are enrolled in summer classes and have remaining eligibility from the current academic year. If the student is eligible for a second Pell disbursement (they have completed 24 hours in current academic year), this can be obtained by enrolling in a minimum of 6 summer hours which apply to their degree program.


Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

These federal grants are very limited in number and amount. Like the Pell Grant, they do not require repayment. FSEOG awards will be made to applicants with the greatest financial need (as determined by the federal processor). Priority in awarding FSEOG funds will be given to Pell eligible students who have submitted and completed their financial aid paperwork by the priority deadline for the fall semester. In the event that there are additional FSEOG funds remaining, the same process will apply to Pell eligible files completed after the priority deadline. MSSU FSEOG funds are usually depleted before the priority deadline, however, the award process will be adhered to student by student until the funds are exhausted. FSEOG funds that have been awarded to students who do not complete the enrollment process and do not attend, will later be awarded to the next eligible applicant for the upcoming semester


Access Missouri Program

This state of Missouri grant program provides awards to qualified Missouri residents who attend participating Missouri colleges on a full-time basis. This state-funded grant to needy undergraduate students does not require repayment. Students apply for the Access Missouri program by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The deadline for applying for this program is generally April 1st of each year. Additionally, renewal students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5. This grant is available up to 150 attempted credit hours.