Helping Your Student

Quick Links for Family Members


Learn about how to help your student file the FAFSA and apply for aid at Mizzou. We recommend every student file the FAFSA each year, regardless of family financial status, to maximize their financial aid eligibility.

Net Price Calculator

Get an early estimate of your student’s financial aid package and learn about the cost of attending Mizzou.

Financial Planning

Find resources on financial planning for college, and help set your student up for financial success.

Parent Loans

Learn about federal Parent PLUS loans to help fund your student’s education.

MU Employees & Family

Find tuition assistance information for University of Missouri System employees and their family members.

Parent Access to Information

Your student must grant permission for you to access their financial account and make payments.

Important Information for Helping Your Student Succeed


Incoming freshmen and transfer students must contact the Office of Admissions to enroll at MU. Continuing students may register online through the myZou student center.

Undergraduate students receiving financial aid are expected to meet minimum enrollment requirements.

More information is available through the Office of the University Registrar.

Billing & Payments

Billing is managed by the MU Cashiers Office. Students can access their billing and payment information through their myZou Student Center account. In order for a family member to access billing information, the student must grant permission.

More information is available through the Cashiers Office.

Paying for Housing & Food

On-campus housing is billed through the Cashiers Office and appears on the student’s billing statement. If the student is in on-campus housing and receiving financial aid, the awards may cover the entire housing balance. All available funds will be applied to the housing charge.

Sorority and fraternity houses are considered off-campus housing and are not included on the student’s billing statement. Financial aid will not automatically cover this type of housing.

More information is available through Mizzou Residential Life.

Buying Books

Textbooks and other course materials can be purchased at the Mizzou Bookstore. Students can charge their books to their university accounts, and any remaining financial aid funds can be applied to these charges.

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

More dates