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Federal Pell Grant Program

This federal program provides grants to eligible undergraduate students and does not require repayment. The amount received depends upon the SAI/EFC. 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 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.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

These federal grants are very limited in number and the award amount ranges from $100-$4000 for the academic year. Like the Pell Grant, they need not be repaid. 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 Financial Assistance Program

This state of Missouri grant program provides awards to qualified Missouri residents attending participating Missouri colleges on a full-time basis. This state-funded grant to undergraduate students with financial aid need does not require repayment. Students indirectly apply for the Access Missouri program when they complete the FAFSA. The deadline for applying for these programs is printed in the FAFSA instructions and is generally February 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.

TEACHer education assistance for college and higher education (teach) Grant

The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching.  It is different from other federal student grants because it requires you agree to complete a teaching service obligation as a condition for receiving the grant, and if you don’t complete the service obligation the TEACH Grant will be converted to a loan that you must repay, with interest. 

Fast Track workforce incentive grant

This state of Missouri grant is a program designed to provide adults with the education and skills needed to enter the workforce in fields that are in high demand. The grant is designed to cover the cost of tuition and fees for approved (high need) programs, when combined with other state and federal non-loan financial aid. If all tuition and fees are covered by another aid program, qualified students will receive an award of up to $500.