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:
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): administered directly by Mizzou’s Student Financial Aid team to students with the greatest need.
- Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG)
- Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant
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:
- Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program
- Advanced Placement Incentive Grant
- Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant
- Public Service Officer or Employee’s Child Survivor Grant Program
- Wartime Veteran’s Survivors Grant
For additional questions and information, review MDHEWD’s website, or contact them by email at email@example.com or phone at (800) 473-6757, option 4.