A grant is a type of financial aid that you do not have to pay back. They can come from federal, state, or university funds to undergraduate students. These can be awarded based on financial need and/or academic performance.

Types of Grants

Students are automatically and only considered for the grants as outlined below if they complete a FAFSA. Some grant programs require you to complete your FAFSA by a specified deadline EVERY YEAR. Deadlines can vary by grant, so it is important you review each program and complete your FAFSA on time to maximize your eligibility!

  • Federal Grants
  • State of Missouri Grants
  • Mizzou Grants

Federal grants are offered through the Department of Education and are awarded based upon different eligibility criteria as determined by the FAFSA. You must complete the FAFSA annually for consideration.

Want to know if you are eligible? Click on each of the links below to access the eligibility criteria on the Federal Student Aid (FSA)’s website:

Funding and eligibility for all the grants listed below are determined by the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development (MDHEWD) and are subject to change annually based on annual state funding. Initial Mizzou aid offer notifications will have an estimated state grant amount, but this amount is subject to change based upon final amounts as determined by MDHEWD.

Want to know if you are eligible? Click on each of the links below to access the eligibility criteria on the MDHEWD’s website:

For additional questions and information, review MDHEWD’s website, or contact them by email at or phone at (800) 473-6757, option 4.

Important Dates

For the 2024-2025 academic year

Dec. 1, 2023 - Scholarship deadline for first-time college students

Feb. 1, 2024 - Scholarship deadline for current & transfer students

March 1, 2024 - MU's recommended FAFSA priority submission date

Apr. 1, 2024 - FAFSA submission deadline

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Missouri Land Grant

Mizzou’s Missouri Land Grant is designed to assist Missouri families that are Federal Pell Grant eligible. This grant ensures full tuition is covered for up to 10 semesters!

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MU Grant

Mizzou’s MU Grant is designed to assist Mizzou families that are not Federal Pell Grant eligible to bridge the gap in college costs based on: academic credentials at the time of admission, need as calculated by the FAFSA, and other financial aid the student has received.

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