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Scholarships and Financial Aid 2014 –2015

for entering freshmen

Affordable Choice Unbeatable Value Springfield

www.missouristate.edu/financialaid

and transfer students

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Read this guide carefully. It contains estimated costs, pertinent financial aid information and important dates. Detailed information is also found at www.missouristate.edu/financialaid/.

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Freshmen msu scholarships Institutionally funded scholarships and out-ofstate fee waivers available to incoming freshmen

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Transfer msu scholarships Institutionally funded scholarships and out-ofstate fee waivers available to transfer students

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General and departmental scholarships Donor-funded scholarships (departmental and nondepartmental) available to incoming freshmen and transfer students

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Financial aid Information regarding need-based and non-need-based financial aid programs

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Additional resources Information regarding additional programs, scholarships and services on campus

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Top 10 tips Missouri State’s top 10 tips to help you maximize your scholarship and financial aid

Costs and expenses Missouri State University is an affordable choice and an unbeatable value.

Estimated expenses This information can serve as a guide to determine the cost of attending Missouri State. It includes required student fees, room and board, and books and supplies for the 2013–14 academic year. For further reference, current cost information is available at www.missouristate.edu/costs/. C ost p er y e ar

Mis s ou r i r e s ide nt s

Non-Mis s ou ri Re s ide nt s

We provide a comprehensive program of scholarships and financial aid assistance. This assistance — along with costs that are lower than those at most private colleges and some Missouri public institutions — makes msu a great value!

Required student fees

$6,908

$13,388

Each year, more than 17,800 of our students receive financial aid. That’s a combined total of more than $130 million in aid annually. We encourage all students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for all available types of financial aid.

Room and board

This guide describes sources of aid available to entering freshmen and transfer students on the Springfield campus. While it attempts to answer common financial aid questions, we encourage you to call or visit our office for additional information.

Enjoy the value The following numbers show the amount for student fees per year for the 2012–13 academic year, the most recent year for which comparative data were available.

$6,908

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$7,415

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$8,655

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$29,056

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Required student fees include basic fees (charged per credit hour) and student services fees ($394 per semester). These fees are commonly referred to as tuition. The fees above are based on 15 credit hours per semester. The basic fee is $204 per credit hour for Missouri residents.

+$7,428

+$7,428

The rate represents our room-style residence halls with a dining plan of 19 meals per week plus Boomer Meals.

Books and supplies

+$1,000

+$1,000

The actual cost of books will depend on your major, course load and the availability of used textbooks.

Total

$15,336

$21,816

Personal expenses will vary according to your lifestyle. The Office of Financial Aid estimates the cost of transportation, automobile maintenance, insurance, recreation, clothing and other personal expenses will average $3,915 per year.

Calculate your costs Use our interactive Net Price Calculator to determine your cost of attending Missouri State and your preliminary eligibility for federal, state and institutional aid programs. We think you will find Missouri State is an affordable choice and unbeatable value! Access the Net Price Calculator: www.missouristate.edu/costs

My Payment Plan My Payment Plan allows you to pay your fees throughout the semester instead of paying up front. The interest rate is 1 percent each month on the unpaid balance. It works in conjunction with any financial aid or scholarship you may receive. Learn more about My Payment Plan: www.missouristate.edu/financialservices

Freshmen

Institutional Scholarships General policies

The first step in receiving scholarships at Missouri State is being admitted to the University. Applying for institutional scholarships Our top three competitive scholarships, the Presidential, Multicultural Leadership and Hutchens/sga Centennial Leaders, require a specific application that must be submitted by December 1 of your senior year. Application deadlines for other scholarship opportunities will vary. See the summary of freshmen scholarships on the next page for information regarding these scholarships and how to apply. For our automatic scholarships, you need only to submit an application for admission to the University by January 15 if you are entering for the fall semester, or by October 1 if entering for the spring semester.

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This guide contains estimates of scholarship values, selection criteria and scholarship eligibility. The University reserves the right to change any of these without notice.

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If your high school provides both a weighted and an unweighted gpa, we will use the higher of the two to determine your eligibility for scholarships.

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Unless otherwise noted, class percentile and gpa are based on the sixth or seventh semester transcript, whichever is higher.

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Students must have a diploma from a high school accredited by the state education agency, a regional accrediting association or a home-school diploma with the core curriculum requirement established by the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education.

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Students who are provisionally accepted to the University may not be considered for scholarships.

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Scores from the December act/sat are the last to be accepted for most freshmen scholarships (with the exception of the Presidential, the Multicultural Leadership and the Centennial Leaders scholarships, which use an earlier date).

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Freshmen scholarships are limited to students who enter Missouri State in the calendar year they graduate from high school. Students who graduate early from high school and attend Missouri State may be considered for freshmen scholarships on an individual basis. Scholarship requirements and deadlines will still apply.

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Courses taken at other colleges or universities or credit by examination will not be included in scholarship renewal calculations.

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Scholarship recipients who graduate before using their allotted semesters of scholarship eligibility can apply the remaining semester(s) toward a Missouri State University graduate program.

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GED students and students admitted as exceptions to the high school core curriculum requirement will not receive scholarships unless approved by a scholarship committee. Formal appeals for special scholarship consideration should be directed to the scholarship appeal committee, Office of Financial Aid.

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Unless otherwise noted, scholarships cannot be combined. For scholarships that can be combined, the total combined value cannot exceed $3,500 annually.

Missouri State sat requirements are based on a sum of the Critical Reading and Mathematics sub scores. The Writing score is not included in evaluation.

Important note: It is our intent to award the scholarships with the word "varies" listed under the "number offered" category to all qualified students who apply by the deadline; however, the University reserves the right to limit the number of scholarships based on availability of funding. For this reason, students are encouraged to apply for admission early. The University also reserves the right to reduce the number of other scholarships awarded based on availability of funding.

General policies   Scholarships   Out-of-state programs

Grade point averages (gpas) are based on a 4.00 scale. In determining scholarship eligibility, grade point averages will be rounded to the nearest 0.01.

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M i sso ur i stat e' s r o om a n d b oar d rates are am ong

This information applies to all of the scholarships listed in the following pages.

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General policies

Institutional freshmen scholarships The following is a summary of institutionally funded scholarship programs for entering freshmen who enroll full-time at the Springfield campus for the 2014–15 academic year. Scholarship

Number offered

Value

May be combined with

Presidential Scholarship

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Missouri residents: $12,500 per year ($6,250 for tuition and $6,250 for on-campus housing)

This scholarship cannot be combined.

Non-Missouri residents: $12,500 per year plus a full waiver of out-of-state fees (approximate combined value of $18,980 per year) University Scholarship

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Board of Governors Scholarship plus $2,000 per year for the first and second year to be applied to on-campus housing

This scholarship cannot be combined.

Board of Governors Scholarship

Varies

Missouri residents: $5,000 per year

This scholarship cannot be combined.

Non-Missouri residents: $5,000 per year plus a full waiver of out-of-state fees (approximate combined value of $11,480) All Board of Governors recipients will also have access to a $500 voucher to apply toward a University-approved Study Away program. Provost Scholarship

Varies

Missouri residents: $2,500 per year Non-Missouri residents: $2,500 per year plus a full waiver of out-of-state fees (approximate combined value of $8,980)

Deans’ Scholarship

Varies

Missouri residents: $1,500 per year Non-Missouri residents: $1,500 per year plus a full waiver of out-of-state fees (approximate combined value of $7,980)

Hutchens/SGA Centennial Leaders Scholarship

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Students with documented need: $2,500 per year Students without need: $1,250

Multicultural Leadership Scholarship

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Missouri residents: $5,000 per year Non-Missouri residents: $5,000 per year plus a full waiver of out-of-state fees (approximate combined value of $11,480)

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This scholarship can be combined with the Hutchens/sga Centennial Leaders, mlra, Diversity in Education, Missouri State Advantage, Boys/Girls State and Missouri State Leadership scholarships up to a maximum combined annual value of $3,500.

This scholarship can be combined with the Hutchens/sga Centennial Leaders, mlra, Diversity in Education, Missouri State Advantage, Boys/Girls State and Missouri State Leadership scholarships up to a maximum combined annual value of $3,500.

This scholarship can be combined with the Provost, Deans’, mlra, Diversity in Education, Missouri State Advantage, Boys/Girls State and Missouri State Leadership scholarships up to a maximum combined annual value of $3,500.

This scholarship cannot be combined.

Combining scholarships

Unless otherwise noted, scholarships cannot be combined. For scholarships that can be combined, the total combined value cannot exceed $3,500 annually. All institutional scholarships can be combined with donor-funded scholarships and Bright Flight.

Selection criteria

Renewal criteria

Application

Deadline

Top 10 percent of class (or 3.90 gpa on a 4.00 scale) after the sixth semester and minimum act of 30 (or sat of 1330*). National Merit Semifinalists may also apply. Interviews will be conducted on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.

Successfully complete 30 Missouri State credit hours each year with a minimum 3.60 Missouri State grade point average. Additionally, to renew for your fourth year, you will be required to complete an average of 40 hours of community or campus service each year during your first three years.

Apply for admission and complete the Presidential Scholarship application (available in hardcopy and at www.missouristate.edu/ presidentialapp).

Dec. 1. (Scores from the October act/ sat are the last to be accepted for consideration.)

Students who are invited to interview for the Presidential Scholarship will be considered.

Successfully complete 30 Missouri State credit hours each year with a minimum 3.50 Missouri State grade point average.

Apply for the Presidential Scholarship (see above).

Dec. 1. (Scores from the October act/ sat are the last to be accepted for consideration.)

Top 10 percent of class (or 3.90 gpa on a 4.00 scale) after the sixth or seventh semester and minimum act of 28 (or sat of 1250*), or International Baccalaureate diploma recipient.

Successfully complete 30 Missouri State credit hours each year with a minimum 3.50 Missouri State grade point average. Additionally, to renew for your fourth year, you will be required to complete an average of 40 hours of community or campus service each year during your first three years.

Eligible students will be identified based on their application credentials.

Apply for admission by Jan. 15. (Scores from the December act/sat are the last to be accepted for consideration.)

Top 20 percent of class (or 3.70 gpa on a 4.00 scale) after the sixth or seventh semester and minimum act of 26 (or sat of 1170*). Students who rank first or second in their class after the sixth or seventh semester are also eligible.

Successfully complete 30 Missouri State credit hours each year with a minimum 3.40 Missouri State grade point average.

Eligible students will be identified based on their application credentials.

Apply for admission by Jan. 15. (Scores from the December act/ sat are the last to be accepted for consideration.)

Top 20 percent of class (or 3.70 gpa on a 4.00 scale) after the sixth or seventh semester and act score of 24 or 25 (or sat of 1090*).

Successfully complete 30 Missouri State credit hours each year with a minimum 3.30 Missouri State grade point average.

Eligible students will be identified based on their application credentials.

Apply for admission by Jan. 15. (Scores from the December act/sat are the last to be accepted for consideration.)

Entering freshmen must either rank in the top one-half of their class or have a 3.00 gpa on a 4.00 scale after the sixth semester, combined with a composite act of 20 (or sat of 950*). Interviews will be conducted on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Renewable for one year for students who successfully complete 24 Missouri State hours with a 2.75 Missouri State cumulative grade point average and participate in the Centennial Leaders Program.

Complete the online scholarship application at www.missouristate. edu/centennialapp/.

Complete application and apply for admission by Dec. 1. Applicants are encouraged to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (fafsa).

Entering freshmen must rank either in the upper one-half of their class or have a 3.00 gpa on a 4.00 scale after the sixth semester and have demonstrated leadership in multicultural school or community activities or organizations. Interviews will be conducted on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.

The Multicultural Leadership Scholarship will require successful completion of 24 Missouri State credit hours each year with a 2.75 Missouri State cumulative grade point average and participation in the Inclusive Excellence Program.

Complete the Multicultural Leadership Application (available in hard copy and online at www.missouristate.edu/ multiculturalapp) and return to the Multicultural Services office.

Complete application and apply for admission by Dec. 1.

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Institutional Freshmen scholarships Scholarship

Number offered

Value

May be combined with

Multicultural Leadership Recognition Award (MLRA)

To be determined based on selection committee recommendation and available funding

Missouri residents: $2,000 per year

This scholarship can be combined with the Provost, Deans’, Hutchens/sga Centennial Leaders, Missouri State Advantage, Boys/Girls State and Missouri State Leadership scholarships up to a maximum combined annual value of $3,500.

To be determined based on selection committee recommendation and available funding

Missouri residents: $2,000 per year for the first two years and $3,000 per year for years three and four

Diversity in Education Scholarship

Non-Missouri residents: $2,000 per year plus a full waiver of out-of-state fees (approximate combined value of $8,480 per year)

Non-Missouri residents: $2,000 per year for the first two years and $3,000 per year for years three and four plus a full waiver of out-of-state fees (approximate combined value of $8,480 per year)

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This scholarship can be combined with the Provost, Deans’, Hutchens/sga Centennial Leaders, Missouri State Advantage, Boys/Girls State and Missouri State Leadership scholarships up to a maximum combined annual value of $3,500.

Missouri State Promise Scholarship

To be determined based on the review process and available funding

$1,000 for the first year and $1,500 for the second year

This scholarship cannot be combined.

Missouri State Advantage Scholarship

Varies

$1,000 per year

This scholarship can be combined with the Provost, Deans’, Hutchens/sga Centennial Leaders, mlra, Diversity in Education, Boys/Girls State and Missouri State Leadership scholarships up to a maximum combined annual value of $3,500.

Missouri State Leadership Scholarship

Varies

$1,000 per year

This scholarship can be combined with the Provost, Deans’, Hutchens/sga Centennial Leaders, mlra, Diversity in Education, Missouri State Advantage and Boys/Girls State scholarships up to a maximum combined annual value of $3,500.

Missouri Boys State Leadership Award

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$1,000

This scholarship can be combined with the Provost, Deans’, Hutchens/sga Centennial Leaders, mlra, Diversity in Education, Missouri State Advantage and Missouri State Leadership scholarships up to a maximum combined annual value of $3,500.

Missouri Girls State Leadership Award

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$1,000

This scholarship can be combined with the Provost, Deans’, Hutchens/sga Centennial Leaders, mlra, Diversity in Education, Missouri State Advantage and Missouri State Leadership scholarships up to a maximum combined annual value of $3,500.

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Renewal criteria

Application

Deadline

Students who are invited to interview for the Multicultural Leadership Scholarship will be considered.

Successfully complete 24 Missouri State credit hours each year with a minimum 2.75 Missouri State grade point average.

Complete the Multicultural Leadership Application (available in hard copy and online at www.missouristate. edu/multiculturalapp) and return to the Multicultural Services office.

Complete application and apply for admission by Dec. 1.

Students who are invited to interview for the Multicultural Leadership Scholarship and who have declared a major that leads to a Bachelor of Science in Education or Bachelor of Music Education degree will be considered.

Successfully complete 24 Missouri State credit hours each year with a minimum 2.75 Missouri State grade point average.

Complete the Multicultural Leadership application (available in hard copy and online at www.missouristate.edu/ multiculturalapp) and return to the Multicultural Services office.

Complete application and apply for admission by Dec. 1.

Students are selected based on financial need and academic potential as demonstrated by a combination of class rank, grade point average and act/sat scores.

Renewable for one year for students who successfully complete 24 Missouri State credit hours with a 2.75 Missouri State grade point average and who continue to demonstrate financial need.

No special application is required.

Apply for admission and complete the FAFSA (www.fafsa.gov) no later than March 31 for the fall semester.

Entering freshmen must complete six or more credit hours through the Missouri State University dual credit program with a cumulative msu grade point average of 3.00 or higher.

Renewable for one year for students who successfully complete 30 credit hours at msu during the first year with a 3.00 Missouri State cumulative grade point average.

Eligible student will be identified based on their application credentials.

Apply for admission by June 1 for the fall semester.

Southwest Missouri high schools may recommend one student for every 100 graduates. The southwest district includes schools in the following counties: Barry, Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Howell, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Oregon, Ozark, Polk, Shannon, Stone, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Webster and Wright.

Successfully complete 30 Missouri State hours each year with a 3.25 Missouri State cumulative grade point average.

Schools must submit letters of nomination to the Office of Financial Aid.

May 1 of your senior year.

Entering freshmen must have both a solid academic record and a strong record of leadership, and must have participated in Missouri Boys State.

This award is nonrenewable.

Apply for admission, submit the online general scholarship application at www.missouristate.edu/ genanddepapp and provide verification of Missouri Boys State attendance to the Office of Financial Aid.

March 1 of your senior year.

Entering freshmen must have both a solid academic record and a strong record of leadership, and must have participated in Missouri Girls State.

This award is nonrenewable.

Apply for admission, submit the online general scholarship application at www.missouristate.edu/ genanddepapp and provide verification of Missouri Girls State attendance to the Office of Financial Aid.

March 1 of your senior year.

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Institutional Freshmen scholarships Scholarship

Number offered

Value

May be combined with

A+ Recognition Scholarship

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$500 per year

This scholarship cannot be combined.

Institutional Out-of-state fee programs The following is a summary of out-of-state fee waiver programs for freshmen. Program

Number offered

Value

May be combined with

Out-of-State Fee Waiver/ Midwest Student Exchange Program

Varies

A full waiver of out-of-state fees (approximate value of $6,480; adjusted annually as fees are set)

This waiver can be combined with any of the scholarships that do not already provide a waiver of out-of-state fees.

Continue the Tradition Program

Varies

A full waiver of out-of-state fees (approximate value of $6,480; adjusted annually as fees are set)

This waiver can be combined with any of the scholarships that do not already provide a waiver of out-of-state fees.

Five great reasons for out-of-state freshmen t o at t e n d Mi sso u r i S tat e

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explore academic programs that may not be a focus at schools near you Missouri State has more than 185 academic options for undergraduate students.

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get a better bargain When you factor in out-of-state fee waivers and scholarships, Missouri State may be a better value for you than even an in-state school.

(continued) Selection criteria

Renewal criteria

Application

Deadline

Qualify for regular admission to Missouri State and meet A+ program requirements.

Successfully complete 30 Missouri State credit hours each year with a minimum 3.00 Missouri State grade point average.

Apply for admission and submit the A+ Recognition Scholarship Application at www.missouristate.edu/ FinancialAid/aplusapp. A final high school transcript verifying A+ certification is also required to confirm eligibility.

Complete application and apply for admission by Jan. 15.

Combining waivers with scholarships

Waivers can be combined with any of the institutionally funded scholarships that do not already waive out-of-state fees.

Selection criteria

Renewal criteria

Application

Deadline

Must demonstrate one of the following: A class ranking in the top 25 percent or a 3.50 gpa (on a 4.00 scale) or a minimum act of 24 (or SAT of 1090*).

Successfully complete 30 Missouri State hours each year at Missouri State with a minimum 3.25 Missouri State cumulative gpa.

No special application required. Eligible students will be identified based on their application credentials.

While there is no application deadline, students are encouraged to apply early to be considered for scholarships that do have deadlines.

Enroll full-time and maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Apply for admission and complete the separate online application: www.missouristate.edu/ continuethetraditionapp

While there is no application deadline, students are encouraged to apply early to be considered for scholarships that do have deadlines.

Residents of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota or Wisconsin receive the Midwest Student Exchange Program Award. Students must be classified as nonresidents for fee purposes and must have a parent or grandparent who is a Missouri State graduate.

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meet new people Out-of-state students become adept at making new friends, gaining confidence and learning to communicate with others — all skills that will translate to your career after graduation.

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have fresh experiences You will see a different part of the country, become more independent and expand your world.

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make great connections The academic, social and business connections you establish will be helpful networks throughout your career.

(  Learn more about why msu is a great choice! www.missouristate.edu/admissions  )

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Transfer

Institutional Scholarships General policies

The first step in receiving scholarships at Missouri State is being admitted to the University. Applying for scholarships Application deadlines vary. See the summary of transfer scholarships in the next few pages for eligibility criteria and how to apply.

This guide contains estimates of scholarship values, selection criteria and scholarship eligibility. The University reserves the right to change any of these without notice.

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Transfer scholarships are renewable for one year only (total of four semesters) with the exception of the Out-Of-State Fee Waiver, Midwest Student Exchange Program and Continue the Tradition Waiver.

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Students must enroll at msu the semester after leaving the other college and must be full-time at msu.

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Courses taken at other colleges or university or credit by examination will not be included in scholarship renewal calculations.

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Students must not have enrolled at another four-year college or university following graduation from high school.

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Students who are provisionally accepted to the University may not be considered for scholarships.

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Scholarship recipients who graduate before using their allotted semesters of scholarship eligibility can apply the remaining semester(s) toward a Missouri State University graduate program.

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It is our intent to award scholarships that show the number available as “Varies” to all qualified students; however, offers may be limited based on availability of funding. For this reason, students are encourage to apply early.

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Students must apply for admission by the deadline specified for each scholarship and must be admitted.

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Qualifying transfer credits must be completed following high school graduation and prior to enrollment at Missouri State.

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Scholarships can only be combined as noted. The combined value cannot exceed a total of $4,500 per year. The value of out-of-state fee waivers is not counted toward this maximum.

Transfer students from MSU-West Plains Selected msu-West Plains scholarships (i.e. Board of Governors, Multicultural Leadership, Freshman Academic and Leadership) offered by the West Plains campus may be transferred to the Springfield campus by students who meet West Plains renewal criteria. The scholarship will be the same value as the West Plains scholarship and will be renewed based on msu-West Plains renewal criteria. These scholarships can be combined with the msu-Springfield Community College Scholarship, the Diversity in Education Scholarship for Transfer Students, or the Transfer stem Scholarship to a combined maximum value of $4,500 per year, as well as with any of the out-of-state fee waivers.

General policies   Scholarships   Out-of-state programs

Recipients must be transfer students from a community college or msu-West Plains, with the exception of the Out-Of-State Fee Waiver, Midwest Student Exchange Program and Continue the Tradition Waiver.

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The following information applies to all University-funded transfer scholarships unless otherwise indicated.

M i sso ur i Stat e' s o v er al l c o st s are

General Policies

Institutional transfer scholarships The following is a summary of institutionally funded scholarship programs for entering transfer students who enroll full-time at the Springfield campus for the 2014–15 academic year.

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Scholarship

Number offered

Value

Can be combined with

Transfer Academic Scholarship

Varies

$1,500 per year

This scholarship can be combined with the Diversity in Education for Transfers and Transfer stem scholarships to a maximum combined value of $4,500. The value of the out-of-state fee waivers is not applicable to the maximum.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Varies

$2,000 per year

This scholarship can be combined with the Diversity in Education for Transfers and Transfer stem scholarships to a maximum combined value of $4,500. The value of the out-of-state fee waivers is not applicable to the maximum.

Missouri Community College Scholarship

Two per community college

$2,000 per year

This scholarship can be combined with the Diversity in Education for Transfers and Transfer stem scholarships to a maximum combined value of $4,500. The value of the out-of-state fee waivers is not applicable to the maximum.

Diversity in Education Scholarship for Transfer Students

Varies

Missouri residents: $3,000 per year

This scholarship can be combined with the Transfer Academic Scholarship, Community College Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship or Diversity in Education Scholarship for Transfer Students to a maximum value of $4,500. If the combined value exceeds $4,500, then one scholarship will be reduced in value. The value of the out-of-state fee waivers is not applicable to the maximum.

Transfer STEM Scholarship stem is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Varies

Non-Missouri residents: $3,000 per year plus a full waiver of out-of-state fees (approximate combined value of $9,480 per year)

$1,000 per year

This scholarship can be combined with the Transfer Academic, Community College, Phi Theta Kappa and Diversity in Education Scholarship for Transfer Students, as well as with any of the out-of-state fee waivers. The value of the out-of-state fee waivers is not applicable to the maximum.

Combining scholarships

Unless otherwise noted, scholarships cannot be combined. For scholarships that can be combined, the total combined value cannot exceed $4,500 annually. All institutional scholarships can be combined with donor funded scholarships and Bright Flight.

Selection criteria

Renewal criteria

Application

Deadline

Entering students must be community college transfers who have completed at least 42 transferable hours at an accredited community college with a 3.50 grade point average.

Renewable for one year for students who successfully complete 24 Missouri State credit hours with a minimum 3.40 Missouri State cumulative grade point average.

Complete the Transfer Academic Scholarship Application at www. missouristate.edu/ transferacademicapp and apply for admission by the deadline.

Summer and fall applicants must apply by March 1; spring applicants must apply by Oct. 1.

Students must be active members of Phi Theta Kappa who have completed (or must complete prior to their first semester at msu) at least 42 transferable credit hours at the community college with a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher.

Renewable for one year for students who successfully complete 24 Missouri State hours with a minimum 3.40 Missouri State cumulative grade point average.

Complete the PTK Scholarship Application at www. missouristate.edu/ptkapp and apply for admission by the deadline.

Summer and fall applicants must apply by March 1; spring applicants must apply by Oct. 1.

Missouri public community college presidents may each nominate two students to receive this scholarship. Additional scholarships may be awarded based on the number of students transferring from the institution. Nominees must have completed a minimum of 42 hours at the nominating community college with at least a 3.40 cumulative grade point average.

Renewable for one year for students who successfully complete 24 Missouri State hours with a minimum 3.40 Missouri State cumulative grade point average.

Colleges must submit letters of recommendation to the Office of Financial Aid by the deadline.

May 1

Student must transfer from a community college having completed either an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree or all requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program at Missouri State. Applicants must have a minimum 3.00 grade point average, demonstrated leadership in multicultural activities through the schools and/or community, and have declared a major that leads to a Bachelor of Science in Education or Bachelor of Music Education degree.

Renewable for one year for students who successfully complete 30 Missouri State credit hours with a minimum 3.00 Missouri State grade point average.

Complete the Diversity in Education Scholarship for Transfer Students application: www. missouristate.edu/ diversityinedutransferapp

Summer and fall applicants must apply by March 1; spring applicants must apply by Oct. 1.

Students must be community college transfers who have completed (or must complete prior to their first semester at msu) at least 42 transferable credit hours at the community college with a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher, have completed college algebra or a higher level math with a B or higher, and major in a qualifying stem major.

Renewable for one year beyond the first year for students who successfully complete 24 Missouri State credit hours with a cumulative Missouri State grade point average of 3.00 or higher and who remain enrolled in one of the qualifying majors.

Complete the Transfer stem Scholarship Application at www.missouristate.edu/ transferstemapp and apply for admission by the deadline.

Summer and fall applicants must apply by May 1; spring applicants must apply by Nov. 1.

The Office of Financial Aid will maintain a list of qualifying stem majors.

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Institutional Out-of-state fee programs The following is a summary of out-of-state fee waiver programs for transfer students. Scholarship

Number offered

Value

Out-of-State Fee Waiver/ Midwest Student Exchange Program

Varies

A full waiver of out-of-state fees (approximate value of $6,480; adjusted annually as fees are set)

This waiver can be combined with any of the scholarships that do not already provide a waiver of out-of-state fees.

Continue the Tradition Program

Varies

A full waiver of out-of-state fees (approximate value of $6,480; adjusted annually as fees are set)

This waiver can be combined with any of the scholarships that do not already provide a waiver of out-of-state fees.

Five Great reasons for out-of-state transfer students to attend Missouri State

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explore academic programs that may not be a focus at schools near you Missouri State has more than 185 academic options for undergraduate students.

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Get a better bargain When you factor in out-of-state fee waivers and scholarships, Missouri State may be a better value for you than transferring to an in-state school.

Combining waivers with scholarships

Waivers can be combined with any of the institutionally funded scholarships that do not already waive out-of-state fees.

Selection criteria

Renewal criteria

Application

Deadline

Must have completed 24 transferable credits with a 3.25 minimum cumulative gpa.

Successfully complete 30 Missouri State hours each year at Missouri State with a minimum 3.25 Missouri State cumulative gpa.

No special application required. Eligible students will be identified based on their application credentials.

While there is no application deadline, students are encouraged to apply early to be considered for scholarships that do have deadlines.

Enroll full-time and maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Apply for admission and complete the separate online application: www.missouristate.edu/ continuethetraditionapp

While there is no application deadline, students are encouraged to apply early to be considered for scholarships that do have deadlines.

Residents of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota or Wisconsin receive the Midwest Student Exchange Program Award. Students must be classified as nonresidents for fee purposes and must have a parent or grandparent who is a Missouri State graduate.

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meet new people Out-of-state transfer students become adept at making new friends, gaining confidence and learning to communicate with others — all skills that will translate to your career after graduation.

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have fresh experiences You will see a different part of the country, become more independent and expand your world.

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Make great connections The academic, social and business connections you establish will be helpful networks throughout your career.

(  More about transferring to MSU: www.missouristate.edu/admissions/transfer  )

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1 Admission You must be admitted to MSU in order to access and complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application.

While most of the institutionally funded scholarships cannot be combined with one another, the general and departmental scholarships can be combined with institutionally funded scholarships.

Who is eligible to apply New and currently enrolled students who demonstrate qualifications such as, but not limited to, outstanding academic achievement, leadership involvement and financial need.

Apply for admission early so you are admitted in time to complete the scholarship application.

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Application Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application* between November and March 1. www.missouristate.edu/ genanddepapp Begin the scholarship application before the deadline. You do not have to complete it in one sitting. * This  application is for msu donorfunded scholarships only. See the freshmen/transfer scholarship pages for information on how to apply for institutionally funded scholarships.

Fr e shm e n + t r an sf er s c hol ar ships: Donor- funded

How to apply

www.missouristate.edu/genanddepapp

These donor funds given to msu by individuals, groups or companies are awarded to students each year.

o ne appl i c ati on

MSU D o n o r - fu n d e d s c h o l ar ships

1,000 + scholarships,

General and departmental scholarships

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Applying for financial aid 1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (fafsa). a. Online To submit your fafsa online, visit www.fafsa.gov/. Complete the fafsa in time for it to be received by the processor prior to March 31. Applications will be accepted after this date, but funds may be limited. To make sure your fafsa is sent to Missouri State, you must list Missouri State as one of the schools to receive your results. The Missouri State federal school code is 002503. b. In person The fafsa is available from the Office of Financial Aid or your high school or community college in January of each year. 2. After you submit your application for financial aid, you will be notified that your fafsa was received. This acknowledgement will include your Student Aid Report (sar). Read this information carefully to make sure it is accurate. If it is not, make the necessary corrections and return it to the processor. You may contact the processing center at 800-4fed-aid (800-433-3243) for assistance.

The Office of Federal Student Aid, part of the U.S. Department of Education, has more information on federal student aid programs: studentaid.ed.gov

3. Federal regulations require Missouri State to verify information reported on the fafsa for randomly selected students. For this reason, some applicants will be required to submit photocopies of their income tax transcripts to the Office of Financial Aid. Using a formula established by Congress, the fafsa determines how much you and your family are expected to provide toward the cost of your education each year. This formula takes into consideration family income and assets, family size, the number of children in college and many other factors to determine your annual Expected Family Contribution (efc). If you feel the information reported on the fafsa does not reflect your family’s true financial situation, contact the Office of Financial Aid for a special circumstances form. 4. After determining your efc, we will calculate your financial aid award. In April, eligible first-time students will receive notice that an online award letter has been created for them. This online award letter will list the types and amount of assistance that can be offered from Missouri State. You must access this award letter via the “My Missouri State” system at Missouri State and either accept or decline the aid offered before your funds will be released. Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to remain eligible for aid.

Fr e shm e n + t r an sf er f i n an c i a l aid

In order to be considered for all possible financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (fafsa).

Applying for financial aid   Federal aid   State aid

Financial aid

Federal financial aid: need-based Many federal aid programs are available on the basis of financial need (defined as the difference between the amount of money you and your family can contribute toward financing your education and the total cost of attendance). Eligibility for these programs can be determined only after evaluation of your family’s financial status as determined by the results of the fafsa. All need-based aid is awarded according to a formula established by the federal government. The formula evaluates income, assets and other measures of financial strength. The following sources of financial aid require students to qualify according to the formula. Program

Amount

Repayment

Who may apply

Pell Grant

$574 to $5,645

No

Enrolled students. Approximately 6,000 grants will be awarded each year.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

$400 to $800

No

Enrolled students with high financial need whose other aid sources are insufficient to meet that need.

Perkins Loans

Varies

Yes, a 5 percent fixed interest repayment begins after the student leaves school or drops below half-time employment.

Enrolled students with high financial need.

Subsidized Stafford Loans (provided through the U.S. Department of Education)

Annual loan limits: freshmen $5,500; sophomores $6,500; juniors and seniors $7,500

Yes, with a variable interest rate not to exceed 8.25 percent. The government pays the interest on the subsidized loans while the student is in school.

Enrolled students with financial need. First-time borrowers must complete online entrance counseling prior to loan approval.

Federal Work Study (part-time job opportunities to supplement financial aid)

Approximately $1,200 each academic year for 10 to 12 hours of work per week

No

Enrolled students with high financial need.

Federal financial aid: non-need-based These sources of financial aid are available to all students regardless of family income. Program

Amount

Repayment

Who may apply

Unsubsidized Stafford Loans (provided through the U.S. Department of Education)

Annual loan limits: freshmen $5,500; sophomores $6,500; juniors and seniors $7,500

Yes, with a variable interest rate not to exceed 8.25 percent. Interest accrues on the loan while students are in school.

Enrolled students regardless of financial need. First-time borrowers must complete online entrance counseling prior to loan approval.

Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) (provided through the

Loan amount may not exceed the student’s cost of education minus other aid received.

A variable interest rate capped at 9 percent. Repayment begins 60 days after full disbursement.

Parents of undergraduate students who may not qualify for other types of aid or who need additional funds.

Varies

Yes

Enrolled students based on credit approval.

U.S. Department of Education)

Alternative Loans Private loans designed to help students with educational expenses that exceed other available assistance (such as scholarships, grants, plus Loans and Stafford loans). Should be used only after all Federal Family Education Loan Programs eligibility has been exhausted.

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State of Missouri financial aid Grant and scholarship programs are available to Missouri residents who meet the criteria established for each program. Funding for each program varies and is subject to state appropriations each year. For a complete list of state programs, eligibility criteria, renewal criteria and application information, please visit the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) website: www.dhe.mo.gov Program

Amount

Who may apply

Application

Access Missouri Student Financial Assistance Program

Varies based on available funding

Undergraduate Missouri residents who complete the fafsa no later than April 1, have an Expected Family Contribution (efc) of $12,000 or less, and have not received a first bachelor’s degree, completed the required hours for a bachelor’s degree or completed 150 semester credit hours will automatically be considered.

Complete the fafsa no later than April 1: www.fafsa.gov

Advanced Placement Incentive Grant

One-time $500 award

Receive an award under the Access Missouri Program and achieve two grades of three or higher on Advanced Placement exams in the fields of math and/or science while attending a Missouri public high school. Qualifying Advanced Placement exams in the field of math or science include biology, calculus AB, calculus BC, chemistry, environmental science, physics B, physics C and statistics.

Complete the Advanced Placement Incentive Grant application found on the mdhe website: www.dhe.mo.gov

Bright Flight Program

ACT/SAT score in top 3 percent: up to $3,000 per year

Undergraduate Missouri residents who earn an act or

Freshmen: The mdhe will receive your composite score(s), along with approved Missouri college or university choices from assessment records.

sat score in the top 3, 4 or 5 percent of Missouri.

Scores from the June act are the last to be accepted. ACT/SAT score in top 4 or 5 percent: up to $1,000 per year

Transfers: Contact mdhe at 800-473-6757 to request funding to be transferred.

Marguerite Ross Barnett Program

Varies based on number of credit hours

Undergraduate Missouri residents who demonstrate financial need, will be enrolled 6 to 11 credit hours, will be employed and compensated for at least 20 hours per week, will not be employed under the Title IV College Work Study Program and have not received a first bachelor's degree or completed 150 semester credit hours.

Complete the Marguerite Ross Barnett Employment Verification Form found on the mdhe website: www.dhe.mo.gov

Minority Teaching Scholarship

Up to $3,000 per year

African American, Asian American, Hispanic American or Native American students enrolled full-time in an approved teacher-education program who rank in the top 25 percent of their high school class and score in the top 25 percent of the act/sat (or other accepted national academic assessment exam). Students who have a bachelor’s degree and are returning to an approved math or science teacher-education program will also be considered.

Complete the Minority Teaching Scholarship application found on the mdhe website: www.dhe.mo.gov

Minority and Underrepresented Environmental Literacy Program

Varies

African American, Hispanic or Latino American, Native American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander students who enrolled full-time in one of the designated areas of study (found on the mdhe website), graduated from an accredited high school and maintained a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale while in high school or have a 2.50 on a 4.0 scale as a currently enrolled college student.

Complete the Minority and Underrepresented Environmental Literacy Program application found on the mdhe website: www.dhe.mo.gov

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Additional resources Resource

What it is

Application and/or more info

Athletic Scholarships

Scholarships awarded to Missouri State University student athletes participating in various sports. The regulations governing athletic aid are established by the ncaa.

Contact Missouri State Athletics at 417-836-5244.

Cooperative Education Program

This program lets students earn while they learn, integrating academic study with career-related employment. Hundreds of Missouri State students participate in co-op and departmental internships with local, regional and national organizations. Missouri State co-op students often go to work full-time for their co-op employers following graduation.

Contact the Missouri State University Career Center at 417-836-5636 or CareerCenter@MissouriState.edu.

Private Scholarships

Scholarships from private sources such as civic and professional organizations, businesses and corporations, unions and clubs. (If you receive a private scholarship, you should contact the Office of Financial Aid to apply the funds to your account and to determine if the award will affect your other aid.)

Contact local and national organizations or foundations that may have an interest in your background. Check with clubs and groups to which a parent or relative belongs. The local library or your high school counselor also can provide information. Links to free scholarship search engines are available on Missouri State’s Office of Financial Aid website: www. missouristate.edu/financialaid

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Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

A program of the United States Army designed to recruit and educate commissioned officers. ROTC is an elective part of the college curriculum and interested students earn college credit while they participate. Students are later absorbed into the United States Army. ROTC scholarships may include up to $17,000 toward required student fees per year, a $600 book allowance and a $250 stipend per month. Room and board is not included.

To enroll, obtain an application from your high school counselor and submit it to the U.S. Army Cadet Command before the specified deadline.

Student Employment Services Office

Employment on campus or in the community is available to many Missouri State students.

The University’s Student Employment Services Office helps enrolled students locate jobs. Students may register with this office and be referred to jobs on campus or in the community that are compatible with their schedules and work experience. Approximately 2,000 students work part-time on campus and more than 6,000 hold part-time jobs off campus. The services of this office are free and available throughout the year. Missouri State’s Student Employment Services Office is located in Blair-Shannon House, Room 113, or contact the office at 417-836-5627 or studentemployment@missouristate.edu.

Study-Away Loan Programs

Long-term and short-term loan programs to allow students the opportunity to study abroad. Students enrolled in study-away programs that are approved for credit by Missouri State may be eligible to apply federal, state and institutional financial aid toward program costs.

Contact the Study Away Programs Office at 417-836-6368 or studyaway@missouristate.edu.

Tax Credits

The IRS offers tax credits, such as The Hope Credit and The Lifetime Learning Credit, for qualified educational expenses.

Subject to specific income guidelines. More info: www.irs.gov

Resource

What it is

Application and/or more info

TRiO

A program that provides academic advisement, tutoring and financial assistance to students who are low-income, first-generation college students or disabled (physical and learning disabilities).

Contact trio at 417-836-6220 or trio@missouristate.edu.

Veteran Student Services Office

Assistance to veterans and their eligible dependents in applying for and receiving veterans’ educational benefits.

Contact the Veteran Student Services Office at 417-836-6199 or veteranservices@missouristate.edu.

Vocational Rehabilitation

A program that assists students with physical or emotional limitations. Benefits can include tuition, books and an allowance for room and board.

Contact the Vocational Rehabilitation office nearest you.

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Thank you for your interest in scholarships and financial aid at Missouri State University! For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 417-836-5262 or 800-283-4243. For information regarding departmental awards, contact each department at the numbers provided below. Phone numbers College of Arts and Letters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5247

College of Humanities and Public Affairs . . . 417-836-5529

Art and Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5110

Criminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-3799

Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-4423

Defense and Strategic Studies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-4137

English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5107

Economics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5516

Media, Journalism and Film. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5218

History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5511

Modern and Classical Languages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5122

Military Science. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5791

Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5648

Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5650

Theatre and Dance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-4400

Political Science. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5630

College of Business. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5646

Religious Studies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5514

Accountancy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5414

Sociology and Anthropology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5640

Computer Information Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-4131

College of Natural and Applied Sciences . . . 417-836-5249

Fashion and Interior Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5136

Biology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5126

Finance and General Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5504

Chemistry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5506

Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5415

Computer Science. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-4157

Marketing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5413

Engineering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-6208

Technology and Construction Management. . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5121

Geography, Geology and Planning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5800

College of Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5254

Hospitality and Restaurant Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-4406

Childhood Education and Family Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-4492

Mathematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5112

Counseling, Leadership and Special Education. . . . . . . . . 417-836-6951

Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science. . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5131

Reading, Foundations and Technology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-6769

William H. Darr School of Agriculture. . . . . . 417-836-5638

College of Health and Human Services . . . . . 417-836-4176

Honors College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-6370

Biomedical Sciences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5603

Study-Away Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-6368

Communication Sciences and Disorders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5368

Missouri State Outreach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-4126

Kinesiology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5370

Graduate College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5335

Nursing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5310

Multicultural Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-6618

Physical Therapy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-6179

Men’s Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5244

Physician Assistant Studies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-6151

Women’s Athletics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-5246

Psychology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-4790 Social Work. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-6953 Sports Medicine and Athletic Training. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-8553

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Mi sso u r i S tat e 's

Top 10 Tips A bo u t S c h o l ar s hip s a n d F in a n c ia l Aid

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Apply for admission early

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You must be admitted to Missouri State University to be considered for scholarships and financial aid. Entering freshmen are encouraged to begin the admission process shortly after the end of their junior year in high school. Entering transfer students are encouraged to begin the admission process at least two semesters before their intended semester of enrollment. 

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Meet deadlines Searching for, and applying for, financial aid and scholarships can take time. Give yourself plenty of time to complete applications by a specified deadline. MSU’s earliest scholarship deadline is Dec. 1.

Complete the whole application Be sure that you answer every question entirely. Most scholarship committees will not consider incomplete applications.

 

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Take your time and proofread your application

Take ownership Make sure you get your application and any other required documents to the proper location on time. Start a financial aid file to keep a record of all applications you have submitted. Photocopy the applications and any other items you have submitted, especially references in case you need them in the future. If it is an online application, you should get a confirmation response verifying that you completed it. Print the confirmation response for your records.

 

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Give your References time

Complete the FAFSA by our priority deadline The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is an application for federal and state financial aid. The application is available Jan. 1. Missouri State University’s priority deadline is March 31 each year. For maximum consideration, we recommend that you complete the application as soon after Jan. 1 as possible. The application is located at www.fafsa.gov/.

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Be careful of SCAMS Never pay money to get money.

If you ask someone to be a reference for you, give that person plenty of time to write the letter. It’s disrespectful to ask that person at the last minute.

 

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Search for outside scholarships In addition to University scholarships, many organizations offer scholarships. Check with your high school counseling office, local and nonlocal businesses and organizations, your or your parents’ workplaces and scholarship search engines for scholarships for which you might be eligible.

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  Last but not least, BE YOURSELF Committees want to know who you are, what you’ve done and what your goals are for the future. Make them want to give you money to help you achieve your goals. Often, an essay is what helps an applicant stand out.

 

It’s very important to proofread your work and to have others proofread your work. Look for grammatical errors and misspelled words.  Missouri State University adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, or on any basis (including, but not limited to, political affiliation and sexual orientation) not related to the applicable educational requirements for students in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Prohibited sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence. fna 282 13

Office of Student Financial Aid 901 S. National Ave. Springfield, MO 65897

Checklist Admission o Complete the undergraduate application for admission. You may complete a paper application, or apply online: www.missouristate.edu/apply All students must be admitted to Missouri State University before being considered for financial aid and scholarships.

o Request that your official academic transcripts and ACT or SAT scores be sent to the Missouri State Office of Admissions. To be official, transcripts must be sent to the Office of Admissions directly from the high school and colleges you have attended.

o Expect a reply within two weeks of the date the University receives all o Send your completed application along with the nonrefundable $35 application fee (if you are a first-time Missouri State student) to the address indicated on the application.

necessary items (application, fee, ACT or SAT scores and transcripts). You may check your admission status online: www.missouristate.edu/admstatus

o Call 417-836 -5517 or 800-492-7900 or email info@missouristate.edu if you have admission questions, or want to schedule a campus visit.

Financial Aid o Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (fafsa): www.fafsa.gov The Missouri State federal school code is 002503. You may apply online beginning Jan. 1. Missouri State’s priority deadline is March 31.

o Complete Missouri State’s general and departmental scholarship application by the March 1 deadline: www.missouristate.edu/genanddepapp

o For more information, call financial aid at 417-836-5262 or o See Missouri State’s scholarship opportunities:

800-283-4243 or email FinancialAid @missouristate.edu.

www.missouristate.edu/financialaid Deadlines vary. Our first deadline is December 1.

University Housing o Apply for admission early, since housing preference is given according to a student’s date of admission. You will receive housing information after you are admitted to the University.

o For more information, call residence life and housing services at 417-836-5536 or 800-284-7535 or email ResidenceLife@ missouristate.edu.


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