Missouri Returning Heroes Education Act Grants

The Missouri Returning Heroes Education Act requires Missouri public postsecondary institutions to limit eligible combat veterans’ tuition to $50 per credit hour for undergraduates and 30 percent of the cost of tuition and fees for graduate students. The benefit does not apply to students seeking professional degrees.


  • U.S. veteran status
  • Active service in an armed combat zone, as designated by the U.S. Department of Defense, for more than 30 days since Sept. 11, 2001
  • Benefit is limited to combat veterans who are eligible to register to vote in Missouri, eligible to vote, as determined by the Missouri Secretary of State, or are current Missouri residents
  • Honorable discharge from military service
  • Enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking program

Maximum award amount

  • Based on current enrollment and other financial assistance
  • After subtracting all other aid designated for tuition and fees, such as grants and scholarships, any remaining tuition and fees exceeding $50 per credit hour will be waived for undergraduates
  • Tuition and fees for graduate students is limited to 30 percent


  • Undergraduates must maintain minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average each semester

Important Dates

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

Jan. 7 - Scholarship deadline for current & transfer students

Feb. 1 - FAFSA priority deadline