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Admission requirements Admission standards at Northwest Missouri State University are moderately selective. New freshman, transfer and returning student admissions are based on a combination of academic and personal considerations. Northwest takes an individual, holistic approach to the review of applications. An applicant’s academic accomplishments are a priority and are demonstrated by test scores, grades, class rank and exposure to a college prep curriculum. Beyond demonstrated academic competence, we look for other qualities such as motivation, strong academic potential, dedication to learning, integrity and leadership. Admission to Northwest is not viewed as an entitlement based on grades and test scores. Our admissions process combines

an examination of academic ability with flexible assessment of an applicant’s experiences and potential. New freshmen are required to have completed a 24-unit core curriculum (16-unit core curriculum for 1996-2009 graduates) and meet the academic requirements in either Category I or Category II. (See box on pg. 3 or index guide on pg. 9). Transfer students who have completed at least 24 hours of transferable, collegelevel coursework must have a 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) cumulative college GPA in transfer. An ACT score is recommended for placement purposes. For students with a cumulative college GPA in transfer below 2.00, consideration may be given based

on professional judgment, and acceptance may be granted on a probationary basis. In all cases, a student must be eligible to return to the last institution attended in order to be accepted to Northwest. ACT scores are required for all education majors. Transfer students who have fewer than 24 hours completed will be considered for admission on the basis of the freshman admission requirements, in addition to college work that has been completed. (Students transferring from non-accredited institutions also will be considered as first-time freshmen; credits cannot be transferred to Northwest from a nonaccredited institution.)

First-time freshmen Application process 1. Take the ACT (SAT is acceptable) on one of the national test dates. Have your test scores sent to Northwest by entering the ACT college code number for Northwest (2338) on the test registration form. Your high school counselor will be able to provide information and assistance. 2. Complete the application for admission in one of the following ways:  Complete and submit your application online and pay no application fee. To access the Northwest online application, go to www.nwmissouri.edu/ admissions.  Complete and submit the paper application on pages 5-7 of this booklet, along with a $25 application fee, to the address below. This fee will be credited to your University account upon enrollment at Northwest.  There is no deadline for admission applications as we have a rolling admissions process. Mailing Address: Office of Admissions Northwest Missouri State University 800 University Drive Maryville, MO 64468-6001

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Walk-In Address: 246 Administration Building or call 660.562.1148 Have your high school send an official copy of your six- or seven-semester transcript with class rank, GPA and official ACT/SAT scores at the time of application and a final eight-semester transcript showing the date of your high school graduation. 4. If you have earned any college credit or dual credit while attending high school, you must request each college or university from which credit has been earned to send an official transcript to the Office of Admissions. For more information, go to www.nwmissouri.edu/admissions/ academics/dualcredit.htm. 5. Student copies of transcripts or personal copies of test results do not constitute official records or copies. Enhanced Freshman Seminar The Enhanced Freshman Seminar program at Northwest is designed for the first-time freshman who, after thorough and thoughtful review of academic records and transcripts, is believed to have the potential to be successful at Northwest given the proper support. Students selected for participation in this program have identified areas of weakness and must participate in this program in order to enroll as a student at Northwest.

Home-Schooled Students Home-schooled students will be considered for admission on the same basis as traditional high school graduates. Submit ACT/SAT results and descriptive information regarding your high school program of study. In order to be accepted, home-schooled students must meet one of the following criteria: 1. A 24 or higher on the ACT (or SAT equivalent) OR 2. A 21 ACT and a GED score of 2250 or better (or 225 depending on the date of the test). GED Applicants Based on the 2002 GED score standards, a student may be considered for admission after receiving an equivalency certification meeting the following criteria: a total score of at least 2250, no subscore lower than 410 and an average of all sub-scores of at least 450 and above. ACT/SAT test scores are required. 1. See item 2 under First-Time Freshmen Application Process. www.nwmissouri.edu/admissions/ apply 2. Submit official GED and ACT/SAT test results to Northwest. 3. Have your high school send an official copy of your partial high school transcript.

Transfer students Application process 1. See item 2 under First-Time Freshmen Application Process, above. 2. Request an official transcript be sent to the Northwest Office of Admissions for all college-level work you have attempted from each college or university attended. If you are in the process of completing courses, also have a final transcript sent at the end of the semester to complete your transfer file. 3. If you have earned fewer than 24 hours of college-level credit, you must 2

request an official transcript from your high school showing your class rank, GPA, ACT/SAT scores and high school graduation date. For students who have earned more than 24 hours of college-level credit, it is recommended that ACT scores be sent for the purpose of course placement. ACT scores are required for all education majors. 4. You must submit previous transcripts regardless of whether those credits will apply to a Northwest degree. Hand-carried, personally-delivered or

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issued-to-student transcripts are all unofficial even though they carry the college seal and/or signatures that are placed on official records. 5. Northwest has developed an automated process that defines exactly how your courses transfer to Northwest and meet your degree requirements. Information about equivalent courses from other institutions may be available on Northwest’s website at www.nwmissouri.edu/admissions/ transfer/equivalencies.htm.


other admission requirements Returning/Former Student

If you have been absent from Northwest for one trimester or longer, you must reapply for admission. An application fee is not required. Complete your application in one of the following ways: 1. Complete and submit your application online. To access the former/returning student application via the internet, go to www.nwmissouri. edu/admissions. 2. Request from the Office of Admissions a former/ returning student application. International Students

If you do not have a Green Card and you are not a U.S. citizen, you must use an international application form. Complete and submit the international application, along with the $50 nonrefundable application fee, to the Office of Admissions. Contact the Office of Admissions for these forms and information, or you can apply via the internet at www.nwmissouri.edu/ admissions/apply. International applicants must provide untranslated and Englishtranslated secondary school records, college or university transcripts, test results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), a copy of passport and financial sponsorship information. Standardized Testing

All new freshman applicants, regardless of age or nontraditional status, are required to take the ACT/SAT and have official test results sent to Northwest.

Freshman Admission from High School

Fall 2011-2012

Category I

Category II

1. 21 ACT composite or higher (or the SAT equivalent: SAT Verbal & Math 980); and 2. A minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA or above (on 4.00 scale) 3. High school core

1. Have a combined percentile index (see below) that equals or exceeds 100 points; and 2. A minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA or above (on 4.00 scale) 3. High school core

24-unit core curriculum

4 units of English 3 units of mathematics High school-level algebra and beyond, must include algebra II (students who take algebra prior to freshman year will be expected to complete 3 additional math units)  3 units of science Must include at least one laboratory course  3 units of social sciences Must include American history and at least one semester of government

1 unit of fine arts 3 units of additional coursework 1 practical art, 1 physical education, ½ health education, ½ personal finance  7 units of electives At least three units must be in English, mathematics, science, social sciences, fine arts or foreign language.

Combined Percentile Index Figure your class rank percentile by dividing your class rank by your class size, then subtract from 100 percent. Using the Test Score Percentile Chart, find your ACT/SAT composite test score percentile. Add it to your class rank percentile, to get your Combined Percentile Index. For example:      

Class Rank = 6 Class Size = 30 1 – (6 ÷ 30) = .80 Class Rank Percentile = 80 percentile ACT Composite Score = 19 ACT Percentile = 42

Combined Percentile Index = 80+42 = 122 122 exceeds the minimum combined percentile index of 100, so you would be admissible to Northwest. You can calculate your Combined Percentile Index online at www.nwmissouri.edu/admissions/ figureindex.htm

Test Score Percentile Chart ACT 36 35 34 33 32 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11

SAT Score Range* 1600 1540-1590 1490-1530 1440-1480 1400-1430 1360-1390 1330-1350 1290-1320 1250-1280 1210-1240 1170-1200 1130-1160 1090-1120 1050-1080 1020-1040 980-1010 940-970 900-930 860-890 820-850 770-810 720-760 670-710 620-660 560-610 510-550

Percentile 99 99 99 99 99 99 98 96 94 91 87 83 78 72 66 58 51 42 34 26 19 13 8 4 2 1

* Combination of SAT Critical Reading and SAT Mathematics scores

Course Placement

ACT/SAT Subscores will be used to determine course placement. Mathematics Skills I, Mathematics Skills II and Introduction to College Writing are courses designed to better prepare students for college-level coursework. Completion of these courses does not fulfill degree requirements. Math ACT Math SAT Subscore Subscore Mathematics Skills I (17-092) Mathematics Skills II (17-093) College-level Math

<17*

<490*

17-19*

490-530*

20*

540*

English ACT Writing SAT Subscore Subscore Introduction to College Writing (10-110) Composition (10-111) Accelerated Composition (10-115)#

<18+

< 550+

19-26+

570-690+

27+

700+

* recommended + required # Satisfactory completion of this course fulfills all six hours of the University’s General Education requirement for Written Communication.

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Registration and orientation Trimesters at Northwest begin in late August (fall), early January (spring), early May, early June, early July and early August (summer). The fall and spring trimesters are 16 weeks long, while the May, June and July sessions are either four weeks or eight weeks long. The August summer session lasts two weeks.

New freshmen attend Summer Orientation, Advisement and Registration. SOAR takes place in June, and students must attend a one-day orientation and registration program. In addition, new freshmen attend Advantage. This is a fourday orientation program held in August prior to the beginning of the fall trimester. www.nwmissouri.edu/admissions/ orientation

Transfer and former/returning students have a variety of orientation and registration options. Preregistration for the summer and fall trimesters takes place one day in April, one day in May and two other days in the summer. For the spring trimester, there is a day in late November.

Articulated web-based majors Note: Students transferring with plans to complete a degree through a signed articulated web-based agreement must select a major from the following. To ensure that you are eligible for one of these agreements, visit with your current advisor. BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute Butler County Community College Colorado Community College Online Crowder Community College Fayetteville Technical Community College Florence Darlington - Technical College Iowa Western Community College

Johnson County Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Kirkwood Community College Metropolitan Community College-Greater KC Metropolitan Community College-Omaha Mineral Area Community College Moberly Area Community College North Central Missouri College

Ozark Technical Community College St. Charles Community College St. Louis Community College Southeastern Community College (Iowa) Southwestern Community College (Iowa) Three Rivers Community College Tulsa Community College

transfer equivalencies Northwest has developed articulation agreements with several community colleges. The transfer guides for general education requirements, as well as specific degrees such as the Associate of Arts in Teaching for some schools, can be found at www.nwmissouri.edu/admissions/transfer/articulation.htm.

Application instructions I. Personal Information 1-14. Please provide the information requested. 15. U.S. citizen: Indicate yes or no. If you are not a citizen, but have received permanent residency from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly known as the INS), please indicate and attach official documentation of your status to the application. IF YOU ARE NOT A CITIZEN OR OFFICIAL PERMANENT RESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS FOR AN INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION. 16. Please indicate if you are a Missouri resident. If you mark yes, but your permanent address is outside the state of Missouri, please attach explanation for your residency status. 17. This information is required for financial assistance purposes. 18-21. Information on gender, ethnicity, race and religious preference is optional and used for statistical reporting.

II. Enrollment Plans 22. Admission status: Please indicate if you are a: 1) First-time freshman with no previous college credit EXCEPT that taken while concurrently enrolled in high school or during the summer immediately following high school graduation; 2) Transfer student who has credit from another college or university earned after graduation from high school unless a returning student;

V. General Information 39. Indicate if you plan to live on campus. Information on housing will be sent with your acceptance to Northwest. All freshmen must live on campus unless living with parents/guardians, married or are at least 21 years old.

23. Mark the trimester and year for which you first plan to enroll at Northwest.

40. Indicate your choice(s) of extracurricular activities.

24. Using the lists on page 26, your planned degree and major.

VI. signature BE SURE TO SIGN AND DATE THE COMPLETED APPLICATION.

25. Please indicate if you have already completed a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree. III. Scholarship participation information 26-32. Additional information needed for some scholarships determined from application for admission. IV. Academic Information 33-38. Complete the information requested. First-time freshman applicants please note: on #35, provide your projected

Attention: Online students only

You must be accepted two weeks prior to the first day of classes.

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date of high school graduation. If you have enrolled in a program for collegelevel credit while in high school, please provide the information requested in #37.

Application Term If you complete this application for a particular trimester and do not enroll for that trimester, a new application must be completed should you desire to be considered for admission to a later trimester.


Northwest Missouri State University

Undergraduate Application 2011-2012

Complete both sides and return this form, with the $25 application fee, to: Office of Admissions, Northwest Missouri State University, 800 University Drive, Maryville, MO 64468-6001. The application fee may be submitted by check and made payable to Northwest Missouri State University. This fee will be credited to your University account upon enrollment at Northwest. Freshman applicants must have their high school submit an official transcript showing coursework, class rank, GPA and all ACT/SAT scores as well as transcripts of any college coursework. Transfer applicants should submit official transcripts of all college coursework. Please print (in ink) or type. Apply online at www.nwmissouri.edu with no application fee. I. Personal Information

2. Date of Birth

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1. Social Security Number (required)

Year

Month

For Office use

Day

3. Full Legal Name

Last

First

application received:

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4. Other Names Used

Last

First

fee received:

MI

5. Permanent Address

Number and Street

City

County

State

6. Home Phone Number

Area Code

Requested:

Zip Code

Waived:

7. Cell Phone Number

Number

Area Code

Number

8. Would you be interested in receiving text messages from Northwest?

Yes

No

9. E-mail address (complete only if you are a regular e-mail user) 10. Birthplace

City

11.

State

Parent

Last

Country

Other contact

First

MI

Address of above if different from item #5: ____________________________________________________________________________________

Guardian OR

Number and Street

City

State

ZIP Code

Please provide a daytime phone number for your parent/guardian:

Area Code

Number

Parent/guardian e-mail address #1: ____________________________________________________________________________________________

Parent/guardian e-mail address #2: ____________________________________________________________________________________________

12. If you are a dependent, is this parent/guardian a member of the U.S. Armed Forces? If yes, is their official Home of Record, as filed with the military, Missouri? Yes 13. Do either of your parents/guardians have a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree?

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14. Is English your native language?

Yes

Yes

Yes No

No

No

No

15. U.S. Citizen?

Yes No If no, are you a permanent resident? Yes No If you have a Green Card, a notarized copy of the front and back must be submitted with this application. If you do not have a Green Card and are not a U.S. Citizen, you must use an international application. Please contact the Office of Admissions for correct forms and procedures.

16. Missouri Resident? Yes No If yes, since when? ______________________________ If you claim Missouri residency based on a parent living in the state other than that listed in #11, please provide the name and address of that parent below.

Did this parent, living in Missouri, claim you on their most recent income tax return?

Name: _____________________________________________________________________________________

Last

First

No MI

Address: ___________________________________________________________________________________

Number and Street

17. Are you a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces?

Yes

City

Yes

State

ZIP Code

No

If yes, please furnish us with a copy of your DD214 to receive college credit for acceptable military activities. If yes, are you a post Sept. 11, 2001 combat veteran? Yes No

The information in #18-21 is optional and is requested for purposes of reporting to Federal compliance agencies only; it will not be used in determining admission.

18. Gender:

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F

19. Religious Preference: __________________________________________________________

20. Are you Hispanic/Latino? 21. Race (select one or more):

Yes

No

American Indian or Alaska Native Asian Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander

Black or African American White

II. Enrollment Plans

22. Admission Status: 23. Trimester Applying for:

First-time Freshman

Transfer

Fall (Aug.) _________

Spring (Jan.) __________

Year

Summer (May/June/July/Aug.) _________

Year

Year

24. Degree: Enter name from page 26 _____________________________________________________

Major: Enter name from page 26

_____________________________________________________

25. Have you earned a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree?

Yes

No

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III. scholarship participation information

26. Are you a participant in Missouri's A+ program? (applicable to first-time freshmen) Yes No 27. Are you working toward an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma at your high school? (applicable to first-time freshmen) Have your results sent electronically from IBO or send a copy of your diploma to:

28. Are you a participant in the Show-Me Scholars Initiative program? (applicable to first-time freshmen) (Must indicate in order to initiate a Show-Me Scholars Scholarship contract) 29. Have you participated in: Missouri Boys State Missouri Girls State

Yes

No

No (Information used for awarding Alumni Scholarship)

Last

First

graduation year

Address if different from item #5: ____________________________________________________________________________________________

31. Have you participated in Missouri's MOST Program for a minimum of 2 years? 32. Are you a Phi Theta Kappa member? (applicable to transfer students) Yes

Yes

Name of alumni parent (at time of graduation): ________________________________________________________________________________

No

Provide a listing of activities and leadership positions held while attending Missouri Boys State/Girls State Leadership Program to: Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance, 800 University Drive, 273 Administration Building, Maryville, MO 64468-6001

30. Are either of your parents/guardians Northwest alumni?

Yes

Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance, 800 University Drive, 273 Administration Building, Maryville, MO 64468-6001

Yes No

No

Provide a copy of membership certificate or documents verifying membership directly to: Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance, 800 University Drive, 273 Administration Building, Maryville, MO 64468-6001

IV. Academic Information

33. Do you plan to enroll in ONLY online courses?

Yes

No

(Note: online only acceptance deadline: two weeks prior to first day of classes)

34. Have you ever applied to Northwest Missouri State University?

Yes

No

If yes, when? ________________________

Yes

No

If yes, when? ________________________

Yes

No

If yes, when? ________________________

Have you ever enrolled at Northwest Missouri State University?

35. High School Graduate?

Yes

No Did you take the GED?

Expected date of high school graduation: _____________________________________________ (month/year)

High School Attended: ________________________________________________________ Phone Number: _________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Number and Street

City

State

For office use

ZIP Code

Guidance Counselor's e-mail address: ____________________________________________________________________________________

An official copy of your high school transcript or your GED score report must be sent to Northwest for admission. 36. Have you taken the ACT?

Yes When? ____________ Have you requested your ACT scores be sent to Northwest?

Yes

No

No If no, when do you plan to take it? ____________________________________________________

The ACT (or SAT) is required for freshman admission. Transfer students are requested to submit ACT or SAT scores to assist with course placement. All education majors are required to have ACT or SAT scores on file with the Office of Admissions. 37. Have you ever earned college credit (including high school dual credit) or been enrolled at another college or university, not including Northwest Missouri State University? Yes No

Please provide the name and location of ALL colleges attended, dates of attendance, degrees earned or expected prior to enrollment at Northwest, beginning with the most recent. If currently enrolled, indicate in DATES space. Please include dual credit institutions. Failure to indicate colleges or universities in which you have been enrolled will void your admission to Northwest.

Name of College

Location (City & State)

Dates

Degrees Earned

For office use

Official transcripts must be sent to Northwest from each institution attended. If you have taken or plan to take college-level examination program (CLEP) tests or advanced placement (AP) tests, you must have official score reports sent to Northwest in order to have scores evaluated. 38. Have you ever been suspended or dismissed from any other college or university? Yes No If yes, from where? ___________________________________________________________________ When? _________________ For what reason? ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Are you eligible to return to the last college or university you attended? Yes No V. General Information

All freshmen must live on campus unless living with parents/guardians, married or are at least 21 years old. 39. Do you plan to apply for University residence hall housing? Yes No 40. Please mark those extracurricular activities in which you may wish to participate.

Varsity Athletics Instrumental Music Intramural Sports Study Abroad

Cheerleading Drama Student Newspaper Dance

Choral Music Radio/TV Equestrian Team Marching Band

Forensics/Debate Lit. & Arts Magazine Yearbook Honors Program

Army ROTC Religious Groups AP/CLEP Credit

Fraternity/Sorority Rodeo Student Government

VI. Signature By signing this application, you are accepting Northwest Missouri State Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s computer policies as stated in the Userâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guide, available on the internet at www.nwmissouri.edu/compserv/clientcomputing/ComputingPolicies.htm. Acceptance of the Northwest Computer Policy is required before a computer username will be issued, to gain access to the computing services provided by Northwest. I certify that all information contained herein is true and complete in all respects, that no important information has been withheld, and that if the information changes in any material respect I will notify Northwest of that change. I further understand that any incomplete or false information provided on this application, or my failure to notify Northwest of a material change in that information, will void my admission. I will request that my official transcripts be sent immediately to Northwest Missouri State University. In addition, I agree to the release of any transcripts, student records and test scores to Northwest including any ACT, SAT I and SAT II score reports that Northwest may request from ACT or College Board. Also, I authorize the sharing of my Northwest academic record with any educational institution previously attended for assessment of their academic instruction.

Signature Required ________________________________________________________________________ Date ______________________________ First-time freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 24 college semester hours completed must fill out the Core Requirements form on page 7. 6

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High School core requirements

Northwest Missouri State University

First-time freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 24 hours of college-level coursework must complete this page. Please indicate below the coursework you have successfully completed or will complete by graduation. Use numbers in each box to indicate length of time studied (1 for a year, 1/2 or .5 for a half year, etc.) Section A English

Social studies

Four years required, two years must emphasize writing and composition skills. One year may be speech or debate.

Three years required, must include American history and at least one semester of government.

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_______ Total Years

Speech

_______ Total Years

Literature

_______ Total Years

Other

_______ Total Years

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American History

_______ Year(s)

Government

_______ Year(s)

Other

_______ Year(s)

Other Course Name(s) Other Course Name(s)

Visual performing arts Mathematics

Three years required, high school-level algebra and beyond, must include algebra II. 9

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One year required in either visual arts, music, dance or theatre. Additional years may count toward electives. 9

10

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Performing Arts

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_______ Total Years

Algebra

_______ Year(s)

Geometry

_______ Year(s)

Algebra II

_______ Year(s)

Trigonometry

_______ Year(s)

Calculus

_______ Year(s)

French

_______ Year(s)

_______ Year(s)

Spanish

_______ Year(s)

German

_______ Year(s)

Other

_______ Year(s)

Other

Foreign Language

Not required, but does count toward the electives in meeting the 24-unit core requirements. 8

Other Course Name

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Other Course Name

Science

Three years required, one year must be a laboratory science. 9

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Additional Coursework

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Biology

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Physical Education

_______ Year(s)

Chemistry

_______ Year(s)

Health Education

_______ Year(s)

Physics

_______ Year(s)

Personal Finance

_______ Year(s)

Other

_______ Year(s)

Practical Arts

_______ Year(s)

Other Course Name

Course Name(s)

Section B To be completed by the high school guidance counselor or principal for freshman applicants in high school.

If the applicant has already graduated from high school, please send the final high school transcript showing this information. General Information

ACT or sat test scores (Residual test scores are not acceptable.) ACT Sub Scores: Scores:

Class rank Class size of seniors Based on this number of semesters of work Current cumulative GPA on a 4.00 scale

English Reading Science

High School:

Composite

Phone Number:

Test Date:

I VERIFY THAT THE INFORMATION IN SECTIONS A & B ABOVE IS CORRECT.

Check One

Math

SAT Scores: SAT I SAT II SAT _______

Verbal Math Writing Test Date:

Signature of Principal or Counselor

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Disclaimers  The Freshman President’s Scholarship and Distinguished Scholar will supersede Academic Excellence Scholar or Tower Scholar. Transfer President’s Scholarship award will supersede the Transfer Distinguished or Academic Scholarship.  Undergraduate scholarships are restricted for use during a student’s first undergraduate program.  All scholarship recipients must be enrolled full-time (12 Northwest hours per trimester) to receive University scholarships.  Students must be accepted for admission by specified dates before scholarship awards can be offered.  Admissions-based scholarships have admission application deadline of May 1 to guarantee scholarship awards. For students who complete their admission application after May 1, scholarships will be awarded contingent upon available funding.  Students participating in a study abroad program where fees are waived will not receive the Nonresident Award, the Out-of-State Award or Midwest Student Exchange that trimester.  Major-specific and private scholarship award amounts funded through the Northwest Foundation may fluctuate with funding availability.  Freshman President's, Boys/Girls State and Transfer Phi Theta Kappa scholarships are only available to students beginning in fall trimester.  Transferable credit hours do not include AP, CLEP, military or nongraded credit hours.  Renewal requirements must be met within the academic year sequence (fall, spring and/ or summer) in order to maintain continuous award of the scholarship.  Northwest’s scholarship programs are subject to change from year to year based on funding levels and University priorities. While Northwest will attempt to honor renewal programs based on the student’s year of admission, the University cannot always guarantee this.

Scholarship questions Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance 800 University Drive Maryville, MO 64468-6001 800.633.1175 locally: 660.562.1363 fax: 660.562.1674 e-mail: finaid@nwmissouri.edu

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Figuring your Admissions Index This chart is another method you can use to determine your approximate combined percentile index (CPI). This does not always provide the exact CPI. To calculate your exact Admissions Index, go to www.nwmissouri.edu/ admissions/figureindex.htm.

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A 100 index, with a minimum 2.00 high school gpa, is granted automatic admission to Northwest. applicants with an index below 100 will be evaluated on an individual basis. ACT/SAT scores, class rank, completion of high school core and high school GPA will all be considered.

distinguished scholar or presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scholarship*

185-199 or ACT: 28-36 and minimum 2.00 GPA

$2500

academic excellence scholar

175-184 or ACT: 27 and minimum 2.00 GPA

$2000

tower scholar

140-174 or ACT: 23-26 and minimum 2.00 GPA

$1500

freshman merit award

100-139 or ACT: 21-22 and minimum 2.00 GPA

$500

*Limited number of Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Scholarships awarded

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admission-based Academic Freshman scholarships General University Scholarship Program No separate scholarship application is required. Scholarship level is determined by Admissions Index (combined percentile of class rank and ACT/SAT score provided on high school transcript with Admission application). Below is the program in effect for students entering Northwest for the first time in fall 2011. (See Disclaimers that apply - page 8.) Admission-based scholarships have admission application deadline of May 1 to guarantee scholarship awards. For students who complete their admission application after May 1, scholarships will be awarded contingent upon available funding. index & requirements

award amount (fall/spring)

renewal requirements

DISTINGUISHED scholar ■■

Index: 185-199 or ACT: 28-36 and minimum 2.00 GPA

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$2,500

3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year ■■ Renewable only to those who initially received as a freshman. ■■ If GPA is less than 3.50, student will follow Northwest Scholar, Tower Scholar and Academic Excellence Scholar requirements ■■ Maximum award: 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years ■■

Academic excellence Scholarship ■■

Index: 175-184 or ACT: 27 and minimum 2.00 GPA

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$2,000

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$1,500

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$500

Tower Scholarship ■■

Index: 140-174 or ACT 23-26 and minimum 2.00 GPA

Students may FLOAT between levels each academic year, depending on Northwest cumulative GPA listed below ■■ All requires completion of 24 credit hours per academic year ■■ Maximum award: 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years ■■ 3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA – $1,500 – Academic Excellence ■■ 3.40 Northwest cumulative GPA – $1,000 – Tower Scholar ■■ 3.30 Northwest cumulative GPA – $750 – Northwest Scholar ■■

If Northwest cumulative GPA is less than 3.30, student is not eligible to return to any level of these scholarships.

Freshman merit award ■■

Index: 100-139 or ACT: 21-22 and minimum 2.00 GPA

Renews to University Scholar program with completion of 24 credit hours per academic year and minimum 3.30 Northwest cumulative GPA ■■ Maximum award: 2 trimesters of Merit and 6 trimesters of University Scholar ■■

Midwest student exchange program

Index: 140-199 or ACT: 23-36 and minimum 2.00 GPA ■■ Must be a resident of Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota or Wisconsin ■■

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Out-of-state award

Index: 140-199 or ACT: 23-36 and minimum 2.00 GPA ■■ Nonresidents from states other than Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota or Wisconsin ■■

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Estimate: $2,676 (50% reduction in difference between in-state and out-ofstate tuition based on 30 credit hours for fall/ spring trimester) Estimate: $2,676 (50% reduction in difference between in-state and out-ofstate tuition based on 30 credit hours for fall/ spring trimester)

3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year ■■ Maximum award: 132 total credit hours earned (including dual credit and transfer hours) ■■

3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year ■■ Maximum award: 132 total credit hours earned (including dual credit and transfer hours) ■■

Nonresident award ■■

Must have completed 24 Northwest credit hours at a 3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA

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Estimate: $5,352 (100% waiver of out-of-state fees composed of 50% MSEP or Out-of-State Award and 50% Nonresident Award)

3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per year ■■ Maximum award: 132 total credit hours earned (including dual credit and transfer hours) ■■

Cultural enrichment scholarship*

Index: 100-119 Index: 120-139 ■■ Index: 140-159 ■■ Index: 160-199 ■■ and minimum 2.00 GPA

■■ 3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA; completion of 24 credit hours $500 per year and acceptable participation in the MORE program $750 ■■ Renews to an award amount of $1,000 ■■ $1,000 ■■ Maximum award: 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years ■■ $1,200 ■■ Limited number awarded

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*eligibility: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, U.S. citizen or a graduate from eligible high schools on our website listing. Students must participate in the more mentoring program. for further information, reference the “Diversity” brochure or contact the IIC office at 660.562.1367.

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Competitive and admission-based special interest Freshman scholarships index & requirements

award amount (fall/spring)

renewal requirements

president’s scholarship

Index: 185-199 or ACT: 28-36 Accepted for admission by Feb. 1 ■■ See Disclaimers, pg. 8

$5,000 Competitive; 10 awarded ■■ Notification to student by Feb. 20

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3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year ■■ Renewable only to those who initially received the award as a freshman ■■ Maximum award: 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years ■■

A+ Scholarship

First-time freshman Attend an A+ eligible Missouri high school and indicate A+ on Admission application ■■ Accepted for admission by April 1. Students admitted into Enhanced Freshman Seminar are NOT eligible for the A+ Scholarship. ■■ Actual award made upon confirmation of completed A+ requirements. ■■ ■■

$1,500 – May receive in addition to other Northwest automatic scholarships ■■ Limited number awarded ■■

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Renewable for one year by completing 24 credit hours at Northwest during the year with a 3.30 Northwest cumulative GPA.

International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma Scholarship

First-time freshman Accepted for admission by May 1. ■■ Scholarships will only be awarded to students after confirmation that the IB Diploma has been earned, send in a hard copy of your IB diploma or have it sent electronically from IBO. ■■ ■■

$1,000 – May receive in addition to other Northwest automatic scholarships ■■ Maximum of 20 awarded on first come, first serve basis ■■

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Nonrenewable

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Nonrenewable

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Nonrenewable

Show-me scholars Scholarship

First-time freshman Attend a high school that participates in the Show-Me Scholars Initiative. ■■ Accepted for admission by May 1. ■■ Provide proof of completion of the requirements for the Show-Me Scholars Program by returning the Scholarship Contract by June 1. ■■ ■■

$500 – May receive in addition to other Northwest automatic scholarships ■■ Return contract by June 1 ■■

Missouri Boys/girls state scholarship

Apply for admission by Feb. 1 First-time incoming freshman ■■ Missouri Boys/Girls State attendee (indicate participation on admission application) ■■ Submit listing of activities and leadership positions held during Boys/Girls State to Office of Financial Assistance. ■■ See Disclaimers, pg. 8 ■■ ■■

Boys State: Five $1,000 awards ■■ Girls State: Five $1,000 awards (notification to student by Feb. 20) ■■

Alumni scholarship

Son, daughter or spouse of Northwest alumnus ■■ Provide alumnus’s personal information on Admissions application ■■

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$500

admission-based Transfer scholarships

Program in effect for students entering Northwest for the first time in fall 2011. Admission deadline for Fall awards – May 1. index & requirements

award amount (fall/spring)

renewal requirements

president’s scholarship

42 transferable credit hours completed by deadline of application ■■ 3.50 cumulative GPA in transfer ■■ Accepted for admission by May 1-fall award ■■ See Disclaimers, pg. 8 ■■

$5,000 Competitive; minimum of 6 awarded ■■ Notification to student by May 20 ■■ ■■

Minimum 3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year ■■ Maximum award: 6 trimesters within consecutive academic years ■■

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admission-based Transfer scholarships index & requirements

award amount (fall/spring)

renewal requirements

Transfer Distinguished scholarship

24 transferable credit hours completed by time of application ■■ 3.50 cumulative GPA in transfer ■■ First-time student at Northwest ■■

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$2,500

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$1,500

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$500

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Minimum 3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year ■■ Maximum award: 6 trimesters within consecutive academic years

Transfer academic scholarship

24 transferable credit hours completed by time of application ■■ 3.30 cumulative GPA in transfer ■■ First-time student at Northwest ■■

Minimum 3.30 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year ■■ Maximum award: 6 trimesters within consecutive academic years

Transfer merit

24 transferable credit hours completed by time of application ■■ 3.00 cumulative GPA in transfer ■■ First-time student at Northwest ■■

Renews to the University Scholar Program with completion of 24 credit hours per academic year and a Northwest cumulative GPA of 3.30 ■■ Maximum award: 2 consecutive trimesters of Transfer Merit and 6 trimesters of University Scholar.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Indicate Phi Theta Kappa membership on Admission application ■■ 3.50 cumulative GPA in transfer ■■ 24 transferable credit hours completed by time of application ■■ First-time student at Northwest ■■ Accepted for admission by May 1 ■■ See Disclaimers, pg. 8 ■■

$500 Limited number awarded ■■ Notification to student by May 20 ■■ Copy of Phi Theta Kappa certificate of membership required with acceptance form ■■

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Nonrenewable

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Midwest student exchange program

At least 24 transferable credit hours: ■■ Estimate: $2,676 must have cumulative GPA of 3.00 (50% reduction in ■■ If less than 24 completed hours, must difference between have Admissions Index of 140-199 or in-state and out-of-state ACT 23-26 and minimum 2.0 high school tuition based on 30 credit GPA and be a regular admit hours for fall/spring ■■ First-time student at Northwest trimester) ■■ Resident of Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota or Wisconsin ■■

3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year ■■ Maximum award: 132 total credit hours earned (including dual credit and transfer hours) ■■

Out-of-state award

At least 24 transferable credit hours: ■■ Estimate: $2,676 must have cumulative GPA of 3.00 (50% reduction in ■■ If less than 24 completed hours, must difference between have Admissions Index of 140-199 or in-state and out-of-state ACT 23-26 and minimum 2.0 high school tuition based on 30 credit GPA and be a regular admit hours for fall/spring ■■ First-time student at Northwest trimester) ■■ Nonresident of states other than Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota or Wisconsin ■■

3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year ■■ Maximum award: 132 total credit hours earned (including dual credit and transfer hours) ■■

Nonresident award ■■ ■■

Completed 24 Northwest credit hours 3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA

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Estimate: $5,352 (100% waiver of out-ofstate fees composed of 50% MSEP or Out-ofState Award and 50% Nonresident Award)

3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per year ■■ Maximum award: 132 total credit hours earned (including dual credit and transfer hours) ■■

Cultural enrichment scholarship*

24 transferable credit hours 3.00 cumulative GPA ■■ First-time student at Northwest ■■

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$1,000 Limited number awarded

3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per year and acceptable participation in the MORE program ■■ Maximum award: 6 trimesters within consecutive academic years ■■

*Eligibility: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, U.S. citizen or a graduate from eligible high schools on our website listing. Students must participate in the more mentoring program. for further information, reference the “Diversity” brochure or contact the IIC office at 660.562.1367.

Alumni Scholarship

Son, daughter or spouse of Northwest alumnus ■■ Provide alumnus’s personal information on Admissions application ■■

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Nonrenewable


University and State-sponsored scholarships American Dream grant

Through the American Dream Grant, Northwest will fill the gap between the cost of tuition, room and board, primary textbooks and the use of a computer for qualifying students so that the maximum annual payment the student will need to make during their first two years at Northwest will be no more than $2,500 annually (combined fall and spring terms). To qualify, the student must be accepted to Northwest as a first-time freshman, complete the FAFSA and all verification documents by April 1 priority date and have an EFC* (Expected Family Contribution) as a result of the FAFSA of 2,000 or less (dependent or independent students). The student must also apply for all federal, state, institutional and athletic scholarships or grants that he or she could be eligible to receive. After all resources are added together, American Dream funds will be used to fill any remaining gap down to $2,500, the maximum contribution required of the student. All federal and state awarding guidelines will be followed. *To get an estimate of your EFC prior to Jan. 1, 2011, you can go to www. fafsa4caster.ed.gov/. This site is provided by the U.S. Department of Education and will give you a preview of what FAFSA will be like. ■■

Award: Varies. Cost of tuition, room/board, textbooks and computer usage fees, (standard double occupancy and standard aladine meal plan) minus all federal, state, institutional funds and $2,500 (combined fall and spring terms) maximum student contribution. Awards are for only fall and spring trimesters and maximum number awarded are subject to available funding. Student must live on campus to receive assistance for room and board.

Bright Flight

Missouri resident who has a composite score on the ACT or SAT in the top 3% of all Missouri students. Enhanced ACT = 31 or SAT = Critical Reading 800, Math 790 will qualify for an annual maximum award of $3,000. The top 4th and 5th percentile with an ACT = 30 or SAT = Critical Reading 770, Math 780 will qualify for an annual maximum award of $1,000. Renewable with cumulative 2.5 GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per year. In addition to a Bright Flight scholarship, students receive a $2,500 Distinguished Scholar Scholarship which renews separately if specific renewal criteria are met. Eligible students are contacted by the Missouri Department of Higher Education. ■■

Robert C. Byrd Scholarship

Missouri resident who has scored in the top 10% of ACT test and ranked in the top 10% of graduating class. Must show outstanding academic achievement. Must file a statement of registration certifying that you are registered with selective services or that, for a specific reason, you are not required to be registered. Must also submit a completed application packet. For application visit www.dese.mo.gov/ divteachqual/scholarships/ ■■ ■■

Deadline: April 15 Award: $1,500 per year for first four years

Marguerite Ross Barnett Memorial Scholarship

Missouri resident 18 years of age or older, enrolled at least half-time, but less than full-time. Be employed and compensated for at least 20 hours of work per week. Demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA prior to scholarship deadline. For application visit www.dhe.mo.gov/rossbarnett.shtml ■■ ■■

Deadline: August 1 Award: Maximum annual award is the lesser of: actual tuition charged at the school where you are enrolled or your demonstrated need.

Missouri Minority Teacher Education Scholarship

Awarded to an incoming freshman who is majoring in either math or science education. Applicant must be a minority student (African American, Asian American, Hispanic American or Native American). Applicants must be admitted to the university and rank in the top 25% of their high school class or score at or above 75% on the ACT or SAT. Request application from your counselor or the Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance, 660.562.1363, in December or January or visit www.dhe.mo.gov/ minorityteaching.shtml ■■ ■■

Deadline: February 15 Award: $3,000 per year for up to four years

Missouri Returning Heroes’ Education Act

Northwest Missouri State University is a participant of the Missouri Returning Heroes’ Education Act program. The Heroes’ Act limits the tuition and fees charged to combat veterans to fifty ($50.00) per credit hour, for any program leading to a certificate or bachelor’s degree. A “combat veteran” is any person who served in armed combat after September 11, 2001, who was a Missouri resident when first entering the military and who was discharged from military service under honorable conditions. To initiate the process, a veteran must complete the form (each year) on our website www.nwmissouri.edu/ FinAid/Forms.htm and return it with a copy of his or her DD-214 (initial application only) to: Northwest Missouri State University Attention: Financial Assistance Office 800 University Drive Maryville, MO 64468-6001 The Financial Assistance Office will evaluate eligibility for the Heroes’ Act after this form and the DD-214 are received. Veterans must maintain a 2.50 cumulative GPA in order to maintain eligibility for additional trimesters. MOST Scholarship

Northwest offers a $500 scholarship to first-time freshmen students whose families have established an account in the student’s name in the Missouri Saving for Tuition (MOST) program. Twenty-five nonrenewable scholarships will be provided. Families will be responsible for providing documentation of at least two years participation in the MOST program by submitting a statement from MOST indicating an active account for the student. This documentation, including the student’s Northwest ID number, must be postmarked no later than March 1. Recipient selection will be based on need, as determined by the results of FAFSA. Please indicate on admission application. Documentation should be sent to: Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance Northwest Missouri State University 800 University Drive Maryville, MO 64468-6001 Or faxed to: 660.562.1674

Award: varies Actual awards are contingent on state appropriations allocated for the program on a yearly basis.

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University and State-sponsored scholarships National Guard

The purpose of this award is to encourage students to serve their country through the National Guard and at the same time continue their education at Northwest. Students must provide a letter of good standing from their commanding officer as proof of eligibility, maintain a 2.50 GPA and be enrolled on a full-time basis (12 hours or more per trimester) to receive their scholarship. Contact Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance, 660.562.1363. ■■ ■■

Deadline: None Award: Those students residing in residence halls will receive $700 per year while those residing off-campus will receive $475 per year.

ROTC – Campus-Based Army Scholarship Program

Two and three-year scholarships available each year to qualified students who are enrolled or will enroll in the Army ROTC Program. Provided: payment of all tuition and fees as they relate to students’ major OR room and board, plus monthly tax-free stipend of:

$300 a month for freshman $350 a month for sophomores $450 a month for juniors $500 a month for seniors (For up to 10 months per year for duration of the scholarship)

ROTC-National Scholarships for 3-year and 4-year Advance Designee

Includes payment of all tuition and fees as they relate to students’ major OR room and board, plus monthly tax-free stipend of: $300 a month for freshman $350 a month for sophomores $450 a month for juniors $500 a month for seniors (For up to 10 months per year for duration of the scholarship) *Includes $1,200 yearly stipend for books. ■■

To apply, contact Military Science department, Attention: Lt. Smiley, 816.271.4541 or csmiley@ missouriwestern.edu.

Qualifications: Minimum ACT of 19, cumulative GPA of 2.50, medically qualified and a U.S. citizen (FAFSA not required). For more information, call Military Service Department at 800.647.2881 or visit www.nwmissouri.edu/ dept/nwrotc.

For more information, visit www.nwmissouri.edu/dept/nwrotc or contact Rick Frese, 660.562.1799 or rfrese@nwmissouri.edu.

Additional Private scholarships These scholarships are funded by our Northwest Foundation or private donors. They are not specific to any particular major, but may be limited by academic, geographic or grade level criteria. Please go to our website, www.nwmissouri.edu/finaid/paying.htm, for specific eligibility requirements and applications to download (indicated by W w ) or contact for separate application. *Major-specific and private scholarship award amounts funded through the Northwest Foundation may fluctuate and are contingent upon funding. Claudine Brewer Memorial Scholarship

Given to graduates of North Andrew High School, Rosendale, Mo., with 2.00 GPA. First preference given to education majors. Contact North Andrew High School counselor for application. ■■ ■■

Award: varies* Deadline: February 1

Everett Brown Freshman Scholarship

Son or daughter of teacher or administrator from Northwest District MSTA. Rank in upper third of class. Contact University Advancement, Steve Sutton, Director of Alumni Relations, 660.562.1248. ■■ ■■

Award: varies* Deadline: February 1

CLEAR, CAYHOGA, MUDDY CREEKS SCHOLARSHIP W

Eligible recipients of the Clear, Cayhoga, Muddy Creeks Scholarship must be Missouri residents currently residing in the district previously known and designated as the Clear, Cayhoga, Muddy Creeks Watershed District. This former watershed district includes a large portion of the West Nodaway R-I school district and small portions of the Maryville R-II and North Nodaway R-VI school districts. Eligible recipients shall be Northwest freshmen or sophomores, freshmen minimum 2.00 cumulative high school GPA, and sophomores minimum 2.50 Northwest cumulative GPA. Eligible recipients shall have demonstrated good school and community citizenship, and all other factors being equal, financial need may be the determining factor in the selection of recipients. ■■ ■■

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Pat Danner Scholarship

Available to all majors enrolled in at least nine credit hours per trimester showing progress toward completion of degree requirements. Preference for this award will be given to “displaced homemakers” with a second preference given to a similarly worthy student who is overcoming barriers to obtain their college degree. Contact Student Support Services, 660.562.1862. ■■ ■■

Award: varies* Deadline: February 15


Additional Private scholarships Dennis Dau Scholarship

Available to graduate of Maryville High School in Maryville, Mo., accepted as entering freshman. Must have minimum GPA of 2.50 and show exemplary citizenship and dedication to the band program participating in instrumental performance groups in high school and shall be involved in instrumental performance at Northwest. Contact Maryville High School director of bands for application. ■■ ■■

Award: varies* Deadline: February 1

Brice and Carolyn Johnson Family Scholarship

Given to a graduating senior from Bedford Community High School in Bedford, Iowa. Demonstrate strong leadership skills, academic performance, participation in school activities and athletics, as well as community involvement. Two letters of reference shall speak of present and potential for future success. Contact Bedford Community High School counselor for application. ■■ ■■

Nancy Goff Memorial Scholarship

Maryville High School senior ranking in upper third of class with declared teacher education major. See high school counselor for application. Award: varies* ■■ Deadline: February 1 ■■

Greater Kansas City Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Available to students from the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area (Clay, Jackson, Johnson and Wyandotte counties). Selection based on academic merit, financial need and community involvement. To apply, contact high school counselor or Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance, 660.562.1363. ■■ ■■

Award: varies* Deadline: March 9

Margaret and Wayne Hennegin Scholarship

Awarded to the female graduating senior from Worth County High School in Grant City, Mo., with the highest GPA who will be attending Northwest. Contact Worth County High School counselor for application. ■■ ■■

Award: varies* Deadline: march 1

Ronald A. Houston Scholarship W

Given to entering freshman from North Nodaway High School in Hopkins, Mo. Must demonstrate leadership in school and community activities. Minimum 2.75 high school cumulative GPA. Contact high school counselor for application or Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance, 660.562.1363. ■■ ■■

Northwest Support Staff Scholarship W

Award: varies* Deadline: February 1

Given to full-time student who maintains a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA and submits a letter stating academic/career goals. Recipients shall be children or spouses of any Northwest support staff employee employed on the first day of the trimester’s general registration in which the scholarship is awarded. Financial need and involvement in school and community activities may be considered. Contact Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance, 660.562.1363. ■■

James & Patricia Joy Scholarship W

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Given to graduating senior from Jefferson C-123 High School in Conception Junction, Mo. Demonstrate strong academic potential and significant involvement in scholastic and civic activities. Demonstrate financial need. Contact high school counselor. Award: Tuition for fall trimester, 15 credit hours maximum ■■ Deadline: February 1 ■■

Mary E. Markt Scholarship

Given to graduate of South Holt High School, Oregon, Mo., with 2.50 GPA, and shows financial need. Preference may go to education major. Contact high school counselor. ■■ ■■

Award: varies* Deadline: February 1

Maryville Host Lions Club Scholarship

Award: varies* Deadline: February 1

Lillian Palmer Memorial Scholarship

Graduate of North Andrew High School, Rosendale, Mo., with 2.00 GPA and financial need. Contact high school counselor. ■■ ■■

Award: varies* Deadline: February 1

E.G. & Edra (Planck) Stoskopf Scholarship

Given to entering freshman or continuing student who is a graduate of South Harrison High School, Bethany, Mo., with a 2.50 GPA. Exemplary leadership, communication skills, involvement in school and community activities and demonstrate need. Preference may go to declared major in business-related area. See high school counselor. ■■ ■■

Award: varies* Deadline: February 1

Given to resident of Nodaway County. Show superior scholarship and demonstrate financial need. Contact high school counselor. ■■ ■■

Award: varies* Deadline: February 1

Maryville Hy-Vee Food Store Scholarship W

Given to graduate of Nodaway County high school with 3.00 GPA, active in school and community. Contact Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance, 660.562.1363. ■■ ■■

Award: varies* Deadline: February 1

Award: varies* Deadline: February 1

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Major-specific University scholarships These scholarships are funded by contributions to our Northwest Foundation or by private donors and are specific to designated majors. See our website at www.nwmissouri.edu/finaid/paying.htm for full eligibility requirements and contact for separate application. (Major-specific and private scholarship award amounts funded through the Northwest Foundation may fluctuate and are contingent upon funding.)

Accounting, Economics and Finance

Unless stated otherwise, contact the Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, 660.562.1754 or 660.562.1281 for more information. Melvin D. & Valorie G. Booth Bethany Business Scholarship

Refer to description under Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies for eligibility criteria. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies Scholarship

Refer to description under Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies for eligibility criteria. Charles Hawkins Accounting Scholarship

Given in memory of Dr. Charles Hawkins, professor emeritus of accounting, in recognition of his years of distinguished service to Northwest. Applicant must be a full-time, first-trimester freshman student majoring in accounting. Also will be given consideration for Karen Hawkins Memorial Accounting Scholarship. ■■ ■■

Award: $450 Deadline: february 1

Karen Hawkins Memorial Accounting Scholarship

Awarded in memory of Karen Hawkins, accounting graduate of Northwest and daughter of Dr. Charles and Jackie Hawkins. Criteria are the same as the Charles Hawkins Accounting Scholarship. ■■ ■■

Award: $450 Deadline: february 1

Agriculture

Unless stated otherwise, contact the Department of Agriculture, 660.562.1155 for more information. Agriculture CDE Award

Award is given to the highest individual in each of the 24 fall and spring FFA/ Agriculture CDE areas. If highest individual does not apply to Northwest, the second highest individual is eligible using the same eligibility requirements. To be eligible, students must apply and be accepted into an agriculture program at Northwest by March 1 of his/her senior year of high school. The award will be credited to the student’s account

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Award: $250

Melvin D. & Valorie G. Booth Bethany Business Scholarship

Refer to description under Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies for eligibility criteria. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies Scholarship

Refer to description under Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies for eligibility criteria. F.B. Houghton Freshman Livestock Evaluation

Awarded annually to an incoming freshman who would like to become involved in the livestock judging activities. Applicants must major in agriculture to receive the first $250 and be actively involved in livestock evaluation activities at Northwest and maintain at least a 2.25 GPA to receive the second $250. Chosen on the basis of livestock judging, activities and performance as well as high school academic activity record. ■■ ■■

Award: $500 Deadline: February 1

AUGUST STELTER Scholarship

Awarded to an entering freshman that has declared a major in any of the disciplines available from the Department of Agriculture. Recipient must maintain enrollment in at least 12 hours per trimester, fall and spring, and be considered a full-time student. The scholarship is non renewable. Contact the Department of Agriculture for the scholarship application. ■■ ■■

Award: varies Deadline: February 1

Melvin D. & Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies

Unless stated otherwise, contact the Melvin D. & Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies, 660.562.1600 or 660.562.1281 for more information.

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Melvin D. & Valorie G. Booth Bethany Business Scholarship

Available to graduates of South Harrison High School in Bethany, Mo., accepted as entering freshman. Must have minimum GPA of 2.50, financial need and have a declared major and degree within the Melvin D. & Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies, with first preference to “business” majors. Contact South Harrison High School counselor for application. Award: One award from booth college, full tuition based on 30 credit hours per year ■■ Deadline: january 15 ■■

Booth College of Business and Professional Studies Scholarship

Awarded to a first-time freshman majoring in one of the areas in the Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies (accounting, agriculture, broadcasting, business education, computer science, economics, finance, international business, journalism, management information systems, marketing and management, office information systems). It is a nonrenewable scholarship. Contact Dr. Judy Clark, CSIS Department at 660.562.1281 for application packet. ■■

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Chemistry and Physics

Unless stated otherwise, contact the Department of Chemistry and Physics, 660.562.1388 for more information. Forest G. & Joan B. Lowe Scholarship

Recipients shall have elected a major in either mathematics or physics with a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA. Chosen from the following areas in order as they appear: Gilman City High School, Gilman City, Mo.; Northeast High School, Kansas City, Mo.; Maryville High School, Maryville, Mo.; then to applicants from any other school. Contact Department of Mathematics/Statistics, 660.562.1230. ■■ ■■

Award: $500 Deadline: February 1


Major-specific University scholarships computer science

Unless stated otherwise, contact the Department of Computer Science/ Information Systems, 660.562.1600 for more information. Computer Visit Day Scholarship

Awarded to a first-year student who declares a business education, business technology, computer science, interactive digital mediacomputer science programming or a management information systems major and participates in the Computer Visit Day. Must submit a high school transcript and two recommendations covering academics, citizenship, leadership and record of extracurricular activities. Contact the Computer Science/ Information Systems department at www.nwmissouri.edu/dept/csis or 660.562.1600 for additional information about this scholarship and the date of the Computer Visit Day. ■■ ■■

Award: $1,150 Deadline: Announced at Computer Visit Day

Melvin D. & Valorie G. Booth Bethany Business Scholarship

Refer to description under Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies for eligibility criteria on page 16. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies Scholarship

Refer to description under Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies for eligibility criteria on page 16.

Communication, theatre, and languages

Unless stated otherwise, contact the Department of Communication, Theatre, and Languages, 660.562.1279 for more information. Dual Credit Scholarships

Awarded to first-time students who have successfully completed a dual credit course through the Department of Communication, Theatre, and Languages at Northwest. Students must receive a final grade of a ‘B’ or higher, have a high school GPA of at least 3.00 and have an ACT score of 21 or better. *All recipients must officially declare a major in one of the programs offered by the Department of Communication, Theatre, and Languages. The application may be downloaded at www.nwmissouri. edu/dept/ctl/scholarships.htm

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Award: $500 ($250 per fall/spring trimester) Deadline: February 18

C.L. BUTLER Scholarship

See scholarship description in education.

*Awarded for a maximum of two trimesters

Education

Unless stated otherwise, contact the College of Education and Human Services, 660.562.1775 for more information. C.L. BUTLER SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants pursuing secondary education will be considered, with preference given to those pursuing English education, with outstanding potential in area of study as evidenced by excellent ACT scores and letter of recommendation as to potential success as an English teacher. Recipient shall demonstrate a need for financial assistance and shall maintain enrollment in at least 12 hours for the fall and spring trimesters. Contact Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance 660.562.1363 for application or go to the website: www.nwmissouri.edu/ FINAID/majorspecific.htm ■■ ■■

Award: $1,500 (one awarded yearly) Deadline: February 1

HUNT-PORTER SCHOLARSHIP

Award: Total of $15,300 awarded in varying amounts

Howard A. McIntosh Scholarship

Graduate of high school in Mills County, Iowa. If no qualified applicant from Mills County, scholarship will be awarded to graduate of high school in Atchison, Nodaway or Worth counties in Missouri. High school GPA of 3.00. Letter of recommendation from at least one teacher who can speak of student’s probability for success and knows of student desires to become a teacher. ■■

Unless stated otherwise, contact the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, 660.562.1168 for more information.

Phyllis Combs Leet Scholarship

Given to entering freshman in child & family studies, dietetics, restaurant & food service management, merchandising of textiles, apparel & furnishings or family & consumer science education with a minimum high school GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Must reside on a farm or in a small town (1,500 or less in population) in 19-county northwest Missouri area. ■■ ■■

Award: $1,000 Deadline: February 15

forensics forensics scholarship

Recipients will be entering freshmen, who have graduated from a Missouri high school, rank in the upper 10% of their graduating class, score at or near the upper 90th percentile on the ACT or SAT, demonstrate financial need, and are an elementary education major. ■■

Family and Consumer Sciences

Awarded to students who are actively involved in forensics. Not required to major in the Department of Communication, Theatre, and Languages. Auditions are held by appointment on an individual basis. Students present a brief selection of their choosing. The selection may be all or part of a speech given in competition. See the department website for deadline date and to download application www.nwmissouri.edu/dept/ctl/ scholarships.htm. Please contact the Director of Forensics at 660.562.1506 to schedule a specific audition time. Audition dates will also be posted on the department website. ■■

Award: several $250-$500

Award: $2,400 total

SHAWNA SEVERSON ZECH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient of this award shall be pursuing studies in elementary education or special education from any class level and shall maintain enrollment in at least 12 hours for the fall and spring trimesters. Applicant must submit a one-page essay regarding a challenge or barrier they have overcome to pursue and succeed in their education. ■■ ■■

Award: $450 (one awarded yearly) Deadline: January 28

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Major-specific University scholarships History, Humanities, Philosophy and political science Unless stated otherwise, contact the Department of History, Humanities, Philosophy and Political Science, 660.562.1290 for more information. Alice Corley Scholarship

Given to an entering freshman who is a prospective history/social science/ pre-law major. Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours. ■■ ■■

Award: $450 Deadline: February 1

Marketing and Management Melvin D. & Valorie G. Booth Bethany Business Scholarship

Refer to description under Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies for eligibility criteria on page 16. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies Scholarship

Refer to description under Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies for eligibility criteria on page 16.

Mass Communication Melvin D. & Valorie G. Booth Bethany Business Scholarship

Refer to description under Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies for eligibility criteria on page 16. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies Scholarship

Refer to description under Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies for eligibility criteria on page 16.

Mathematics and Statistics

Unless stated otherwise, contact the Department of Mathematics/Statistics, 660.562.1230 for more information. Forest G. & Joan B. Lowe Scholarship

Recipients shall have elected a major in either mathematics or physics with a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA. Chosen from the following areas in order as they appear: Gilman City Mo. High School; Northeast High School, Kansas City, Mo.; Maryville Mo. High School; then to applicants from any other school. Award: $500 ■■ Deadline: February 1 ■■

Math Olympiad Scholarship

Awarded to top two individual senior scores in Mathematics Olympiad (held in March) who plan to attend Northwest. Renewable with a 3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA. ■■ ■■

Award: $375 Deadline: Olympiad is in March

Music

Unless stated otherwise, contact the Department of Music, 660.562.1315 for more information. Music Performance Scholarships

Award is based on performance ability and academic excellence. Scholarships are first-time performance awards and are available to all students. Students may audition in one or more of the following areas: instrumental, vocal, keyboard and jazz (piano and bass only). Recipients are not required to be music majors, but are encouraged to participate in musical activities. Auditions take place in February (call for specific dates) and must be scheduled in advance by appointment only. MUST CONTACT DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC, 660.562.1315, TO REQUEST AN AUDITION APPLICATION AND MORE INFORMATION or obtain application form through the music department website at: www. nwmissouri.edu/dept/music and click on the “scholarships” link. ■■ ■■

Award: Varies Deadline: january 28

John T. and Georgann B. Cook Jazz Band

Awarded to either an incoming freshman or continuing music student who desires to participate in the jazz program at Northwest. Individuals must be a music major or minor and participate in the jazz ensemble throughout both trimesters of the scholarship. In addition, selection will be determined on talent and financial need. (Applicants must be currently enrolled at time of application.) ■■ ■■

Office Information Systems and Business Education Melvin D. & Valorie G. Booth Bethany Business Scholarship

Refer to description under Booth College of Business and Professional Studies for eligibility criteria on page 16. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies Scholarship

Refer to description under Booth College of Business and Professional Studies for eligibility criteria on page 16.

Theatre

Unless stated otherwise, contact the Department of Communication, Theatre, and Languages 660.562.1279 for more information. Theatre Performance/Technical Scholarships

Awarded to majors in theatre or speech/ theatre education. Prior to scheduling an appointment to interview, students must submit an application and résumé detailing their prior theatre experience. A picture may be included but is not required. Students interested in performance scholarships will be asked to present two contrasting monologues of no longer than four minutes combined. (Note: The audition does not include singing.) Students interested in technical theatre will be asked to describe their area of interest and to present examples of their work. The application may be downloaded at www.nwmissouri. edu/dept/ctl/scholarships.htm. Please contact the department office 660.562.1279 to schedule a specific date and time. Interview dates will be posted on the department website www.nwmissouri.edu/dept/ctl/ scholarships.htm. ■■ ■■

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Award: $800 Deadline: February 5

Award: varies Deadline: January 31


frequently asked questions For more information and additional frequently asked questions about financial assistance at Northwest, visit www.nwmissouri.edu/finaid. If I lose my Distinguished Scholar Award, can I get it back?

Once you do not renew on the Distinguished Scholar Award (below a Northwest cumulative GPA of 3.50 and completion of 24 hours during the academic year), you cannot be reinstated in the Distinguished Scholar program. You may be eligible for the Northwest Scholar (3.30), Tower Scholar (3.40) or Academic Excellence Scholar (3.50), depending on your Northwest cumulative GPA and can continue to float within these scholarships as long as minimum renewal criteria are met. Can I receive my general University scholarship in the summer?

If you are enrolled full-time (at least 12 hours), then you can receive the scholarship for the summer trimester by contacting financial aid at 660.562.1139. Do I need to reapply each year to continue to receive any of the general scholarships?

General University scholarships are checked for meeting renewal criteria at the end of the spring trimester. If you meet the renewal criteria, the scholarship is automatically renewed for the next academic year. Those students attending summer will have an additional check at the end of the summer trimester. The summer trimester is the final determination in the award for the subsequent academic year. Students may view scholarships awarded through CatPAWS.

I was not eligible for any general academic scholarships when I enrolled at Northwest. Are there any scholarships that I might receive the next year?

If you complete 24 credit hours during the fall and spring trimesters with a Northwest cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher, you will automatically receive the University Scholar award in the amount of $500 ($250 per trimester) for the next academic year. You also will be eligible for the Nonresident Award and either the Midwest Student Exchange Program or the Out-of-State Award. See pg. 10 or 12. There also are departmental scholarships available that require an application. See the website (www.nwmissouri.edu/finaid) for specific eligibility criteria, deadline dates and applications. Will my GPA affect the Pell Grant and loans I receive?

To be eligible to receive federal, state and some private student aid, students must maintain satisfactory academic progress toward a degree or certificate. To be considered making satisfactory quantitative progress, undergraduate students must pass at least 75% of the cumulative credit hours which they have attempted and have a cumulative GPA of 1.75 for first time freshmen and 2.00 cumulative GPA for sophomores, juniors or seniors. Failure to meet the appropriate completion rate at the end of the trimester will result in the student being placed on financial aid probation status for the next term.

Failure to meet the appropriate completion rate by the end of the probationary term will result in the loss of eligibility for all types of federal aid until the deficiency is removed. For more information and academic progress petition, see Academic Progress on the following website: www.nwmissouri.edu/FinAid/ Forms.htm Why was my loan adjusted when I reported a private scholarship?

We are obligated by law to include all sources of student assistance in the financial aid package. In order to receive a subsidized loan, there must be calculated need. With the addition of an outside resource such as a scholarship, the subsidized need may be reduced. How do I get a job on campus?

Start looking for jobs during the summer before classes begin in the fall. Fall positions are posted to the website beginning approximately the third week of June. Jobs continue to be posted throughout the entire year. Most departments will have a specific application and interview process. Once hired, you are paid for hours worked on a monthly basis. Both regular employment and work study eligible students will receive a paycheck, paid directly to the student; the amount is not applied directly to your University account. Job postings can be found at the following website: www.nwmissouri.edu/hr/ student/jobs

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focus: finances Financial Assistance basics We understand that paying for a college education may seem like a real challenge for you and your family. In order to assist you, we have put together some basic information about the financial aid process and types of aid available at Northwest. What is Financial Aid?

Financial aid is money available from federal, state, University and private sources to help students and their families meet college costs. Financial aid will help pay for direct educational costs such as tuition, books and fees, as well as personal living expenses such as housing, food and transportation. Financial assistance is designed to assist families in paying for the cost of attending college. Who is Eligible?

Almost anyone who needs financial aid to attend Northwest may receive financial aid. However, pursuant to federal regulations, you must meet the following

requirements in order to be eligible for federal financial aid: n Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. (International students with student visas are not eligible for financial aid); n Be enrolled in a program leading to a degree or certification; n Have a valid Social Security number; n Be making satisfactory academic progress (as outlined in catalog); n Have a high school diploma or a General Educational Development (GED) certificate; n Register with Selective Service (if required); (You may register by checking Box 28 on the FAFSA); n Certify that you will use student aid funds only for educational purposes and that you are not in default on a federal loan or owe money back on a federal grant by completing the FAFSA application.

how to apply  Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form, used to apply for all types of aid, is available from counselors in high schools and colleges as well as from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance at Northwest. Fill out the entire form so that we can consider you for all state and federal aid for which you may be eligible.  Make sure to list Northwest’s School Code (002496) on the FAFSA so that we may receive your results.  You may submit a FAFSA by:  FAFSA on the web (preferred): www.fafsa.gov  Mail a paper FAFSA directly to the central processor. Do not mail your FAFSA by registered, certified or express

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mail; special mail service will only delay processing.  Keep a photocopy of your (and your parents’) Federal Income tax forms just in case you are requested to send us a copy to verify your income information.  Keep your address current with our office. During the summer, we will mail all financial aid material to your permanent address. During the academic year, we will mail it to your local address.  You must reapply for financial aid every academic year. nd nature a Your sig rds a w a nce of accepta any re fo e b uired d are req e credite aid will b k financial ic u q ccount. A to your a delays. elps avoid h response

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November and December  Apply for admission  Attend Financial Aid Night or Northwest Night at an area high school  Search for scholarships January  Complete FAFSA  Apply for scholarships  Check for early deadlines February  Complete FAFSA  List Northwest to receive information. School code: 002496 March  Respond to any request from Northwest to verify information submitted on application  Missouri residents need to submit FAFSA by April 1 for Missouri state programs April  Receive Financial Aid notification from Northwest. Respond by accepting or declining financial aid offered on CatPAWS account  Sign up for SOAR or Transfer Student Preregistration May  Request final transcripts be sent to Northwest from high school or colleges attended June  Attend SOAR  Submit employment application July  Housing assignment sent  Submit employment application  Submit private scholarships received from outside donors August  Financial aid credits to student’s account prior to classes beginning  Attend Advantage


Undergraduate academic year fees for the 2010-2011 school year  

Missouri Residents: $234.89 per credit hour Non-Missouri Residents: $413.28 per credit hour

Tuition+

1 Trimester

2 Trimesters

Missouri Resident

$3,288.46

$6,576.92

Nonresident

$5,785.92

$11,571.84

Fall (14 hrs.)

Fall & Spring (28 HRS.)

Room and Board rates*

1 Trimester Fall (14 hrs.)

2 Trimesters

Fall & Spring (28 HRS.)

Hudson/Perrin Standard $3,981.00

$7,962.00

Traditional Standard

$3,645.00

$7,290.00

Modified Suites Standard $3,869.00

$7,738.00

Tower Suites Standard

$4,031.00

$8,062.00

Apartment Basic

$518 plus utilities per month (w/o board)

find additional room and board options at www.nwmissouri.edu/bursar/roomcosts.htm

required fee New Student Fee

$140 one time fee

optional fees Parking Permit per year Fitness Center per year Supplemental Textbooks Online Courses

$90 $120 $85 estimated per trimester $35 per credit hour additional to standard rates

Total yearly Cost Missouri Resident Nonresident

$14,678.92++ $19,673.84++

Determining need Your need is defined as the difference between the cost of attending Northwest and what is computed on your Student Aid Report as an expected contribution by you and your family (Expected Family Contribution or EFC). Cost of attendance includes both direct educational costs (such as tuition, fees, books and supplies), and living costs (room and board, transportation and personal expenses). Financial aid can be applied toward living costs as well as direct educational costs.

Northw est offers three equal s emeste rs Fall, S pring a nd Summe r.

+ Costs are for 2010-2011 and are subject to change. Standard tuition and fees includes tuition/incidental fee, tuition/designated fee, primary textbook usage fee, wellness fee, activity fee and technology fee charged per credit hour. Does not include supplemental textbooks. Based on 14 credit hours per trimester for undergraduates. * Freshmen are required to live on campus. The rate includes double occupancy room, meal plan and cable service. ++ Based on 14 credit hours per trimester, (Hudson/ Perrin rate) double occupancy room and Standard Aladine meal plan and new student. The 2011-2012 Financial Aid Budget will be available in spring of 2011. Calculate your cost of attendance at www.nwmissouri.edu/ bursar/costworksheet.htm

What to expect after you submit your FAFSA  The processor will send you

a Student Aid Report (SAR) for your records. Review all information on the SAR for accuracy. If there are any errors, make necessary changes online and resubmit to the central processor. If you have listed Northwest as a school to receive your information, Northwest will receive your application information by electronic transfer via computer. Respond to any additional requests from our office needed to verify information on your application. Processing will begin by April 1 for students who have all information completed. If you (and your family) have unusual circumstances (such as unusual medical expenses, a family member who recently became unemployed or changes in income or assets), contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance and request a Special Conditions application.

Your financial aid award HOW TO RESPOND ONCE YOU RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF YOUR AWARD

ACCESS your secure site on CatPAWS. Read and accept Conditions of the Award. n INDICATE awards you wish to accept or decline and submit your electronic response. n

Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans n Complete Master Promissory Note (If first-time borrower) Go to: https://studentloans.gov (requires PIN used to complete the FAFSA). A single MPN is used for all Direct Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized) while at Northwest. Allow one week after acceptance before accessing this website. n Complete Loan Entrance Counseling (If first-time borrower) Go to: https://studentloans.gov

Perkins Loans n Complete Entrance Counseling Session and Master Promissory Note (If first-time borrower) Go to: www.ecsi.net/prom4p (requires same PIN as used to complete the FAFSA).

Parent Loan Acceptance: If parents are accepting all or a partial Parent Loan, the Parent Loan Information Sheet must be completed and then returned to our office or faxed (660.562. 1674) to initiate the loan process. Separate promissory note will be mailed later, or can be completed online by requesting a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov and completing the Master Promissory Note at https://studentloans.gov. n Private Educational Loans (commonly referred to as alternative loans) are available. For more information on these loan programs, contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance. n

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Pell grant

Eligibility determined by federal government ■■ Award is based entirely on need ■■ All eligible students receive this grant ■■

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All undergraduates with high financial need and academic good standing

Between $555 and $5,550 ■■ Complete and submit the per year depending on FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov need ■■ Amounts are pro-rated for less than full-time enrollment ■■

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teach grant

For students who plan to complete or are completing coursework necessary to begin a career in teaching in specified high need fields ■■ Must be repaid as Direct Unsubsidized loan if student does not teach at least 4 years within 8 years of completing program as a teacher in a Title I school, in a specified subject area. (science, math, foreign language, bilingual education, special education or other high need area) ■■

Regular student Citizen or Eligible Noncitizen ■■ Not in default ■■ Satisfactory progress ■■ ■■

Up to $4,000 per year for first undergraduate – $16,000 aggregate ■■ Up to $4,000 per year for graduate students – $8,000 aggregate ■■ Prorated amounts for less than full-time enrollment ■■ Requires Agreement to Serve/Promise to Pay to include promissory note ■■ Award combined with other assistance cannot exceed cost of attendance

Complete FAFSA application GPA at least 3.25 for each payment period (from high school if 1st year students or from college for other students) ■■ OR above 75th percentile on Admission test such as SAT, ACT, GRE

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Perkins loan

Awards administered by Northwest ■■ No interest or repayment until 9 months after student drops below half-time enrollment ■■ 5% interest during repayment ■■ Based on need; limited funds ■■

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Between $300 and $2,000 per year depending on need ■■ Total borrowed as an undergraduate may not exceed $20,000 ■■

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William D. Ford Direct Subsidized loan

No interest or repayment until 6 months after student drops below half-time enrollment ■■ Interest rate on loans disbursed in 2011-12 will be at 3.4% ■■ Based on need ■■

All students with need and academic good standing ■■ Must be enrolled at least half-time ■■

Annual maximum: $3,500 – first year $4,500 – sophomore $5,500 – juniors & seniors ■■ Cumulative loan not to exceed $23,000

Complete and submit the FAFSA ■■ Master Promissory Note and entrance counseling are required ■■ Complete online at https://studentloans. gov

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William D. Ford Direct unsubsidized loan

Same as Direct Subsidized Loan except interest must be paid or capitalized during enrollment period ■■ Interest rate is fixed at 6.8% annually ■■

All students Non-need based ■■ Must be enrolled at least half-time and have academic good standing ■■ ■■

Annual limits not to exceed $2,000 above subsidized loan grade level limit ■■ Aggregate limit for combination of all subsidized and unsubsidized loans not to exceed $31,000 ■■

Complete and submit the FAFSA ■■ Master Promissory Note and entrance counseling are required ■■ Complete online at https://studentloans. gov ■■

William D. Ford Direct Parent Plus

Repayment may be deferred until ■■ All undergraduates 6 months after date student drops ■■ Must be enrolled at below half-time enrollment least half-time and have ■■ Interest rate is fixed at 7.9% annually academic good standing ■■ Accruing interest to be paid monthly or quarterly or capitalized quarterly ■■ Need is not a factor ■■

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Parent’s annual maximum eligibility is equal to the cost of attendance minus other financial aid received

Complete and submit the FAFSA ■■ Separate Master Promissory Note is required ■■ Complete online at https://studentloans.gov ■■ Registered PIN is required and can be obtained online ■■

Federal work study

Part-time employment on campus Maximum 20 work hours per week ■■ Based on need ■■ Funds are limited ■■ ■■

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Complete and submit the FAFSA ■■ Northwest job postings may be found at www.nwmissouri.edu/hr/ student/jobs ■■


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Access Missouri program ■■

Provides grant assistance to full-time undergraduate students who are Missouri residents attending participating Missouri post-secondary institutions

U.S. citizen Missouri residents enrolled full-time ■■ Expected Family Contribution (EFC) less than 12,000 as determined by FAFSA. ■■ ■■

Statutory award amounts $1,000 – $2,150* ■■ Renewal requires 2.50 cumulative GPA each term, reapplication of FAFSA by April 1 each year and meeting need eligibility requirements. ■■

Complete and submit the FAFSA by April 1 ■■ Contact Missouri Department of Higher Education at www.dhe. mo.gov or 800.473.6757 or Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance ■■

*Actual award amounts contingent upon state appropriations. Missouri Bright flight ■■

Missouri graduating high school senior who enrolls full-time in Missouri postsecondary school

Top 3%: Composite ACT=31 or SAT=Critical Reading 800, Math 790 ■■ Top 4 and 5%: Composite ACT=30 or SAT=Critical Reading 770, Math 780 ■■

Top 3%: Statutory maximum award $3,000 per academic year* ■■ Top 4 and 5%: Statutory maximum award $1,000 per academic year* ■■ Must complete 24 credit hours at cumulative 2.50 GPA ■■

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*Actual award amounts contingent upon state appropriations each year. Marguerite Ross Barnett Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established for students who are employed while attending school part-time ■■ Scholarships can be renewed annually until a student has obtained a baccalaureate degree or has completed 150 credit hours ■■

Missouri resident 18 years or older, enrolled at least half-time but less than full-time ■■ Be employed and compensated for at least 20 hours per week ■■ Demonstrate financial need ■■

Maximum annual scholarship is the lesser of: actual tuition charged at the school where you are enrolled or your demonstrated financial need ■■ Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 ■■

Complete and submit FAFSA. Contact Missouri Department of Higher Education or go to website: www.dhe. mo.gov/rossbarnett. shtml to print verification form ■■ Deadline for submitting FAFSA and all required material is August 1 ■■

Robert C. Byrd scholarship ■■

Scholarship for students who show outstanding academic achievement

Missouri residents enrolled at a four-year institution ■■ Must have scored in top 10% of ACT test and rank in top 10% of graduating class or GED rankings ■■

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$1,500 a year for first four years

Complete application by April 15 ■■ Contact Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance or go to www.dese. mo.gov/divteachqual/ scholarships for application ■■

Returning heroes’ education act ■■

Tuition reduction for combat veterans from Missouri who are pursuing a program leading to certificate or bachelor’s degree

A combat veteran who served in armed combat after Sept. 11, 2001 ■■ Was a Missouri resident when first entered military ■■ Discharged from military service under honorable conditions ■■

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Limits tuition and fees to $50 per credit hour for certificate and Bachelor degree programs

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Initiate by completing form (each year) www. nwmissouri.edu/ FinAid/Forms.htm and return with copy of DD-214 to Financial Aid Office FAX 660.562.1674

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Institutional Programs Description

Who is eligible?

Award amount

How to apply

Varies Will fill gap between cost of tuition, room, board, textbook and computer usage fees, (standard double occupancy and aladine meal plan) minus all federal, state, institutional funds and a $2,500 student contribution ■■ Student must live on campus to receive assistance with room and board ■■ Awards subject to available funding

Renewable for one year with the following stipulations: ■■ Reapplication of FAFSA (by April 1 for consideration of state grants used in determining full American Dream funding). ■■ Be Pell eligible ■■ Completion of 24 Northwest credit hours with a 2.00 Northwest cumulative GPA

American dream grant ■■

See full description, pg. 13

First-time freshmen Complete FAFSA and all verification documents by April 1 priority date ■■ Have an EFC of 2000 or less (dependent or independent students) ■■

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Bearcat grant ■■

Based on need and academic criteria

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First-time freshmen Must be enrolled full-time

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Varies Funds are limited

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Complete and submit the FAFSA

Northwest grant ■■

Based on need

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First-time freshmen Must be enrolled full-time

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Varies Funds are limited

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Complete and submit the FAFSA

Regular employment

Part-time employment on campus ■■ Maximum 20 work hours per week ■■ Need is not a factor ■■

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All students Must be enrolled at least half-time

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Minimum wage Paid monthly in a check directly to the student

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Contact Student Employment Office 660.562.1140 www. nwmissouri.edu/HR/

Tuition Exchange Program

An association of 586 colleges & universities offering scholarships to members of faculty and staff families employed at participating institutions ■■ Participating institutions are available at www. tuitionexchange.org ■■

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Determined by the home institution

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Varies Dependent upon policies of home institution

Contact liaison officer at home institution 12 months prior to using TE program. ■■ Certification is sent to importing school ■■ Northwest will notify award approvals/denials ■■ Contact liaison each year for required recertification ■■

Directly awarded Freshman scholarships The following scholarships are made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and are awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donors. No separate application is required. However, students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered. Adopt a Bearcat Scholarship Dr. Norman & Ada Mae Clough Scholarship n Embarq/Northwest Missouri State University Scholarship n Michael Faust Scholarship n Aleta & Dean Hubbard Scholarship n James & Betty Jackson Scholarship n Paul Marfice Scholarship n n

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Maryville Kiwanis Memorial Scholarship n B.D. & Sue Wright Owens Scholarship n Benjamin and Mercedes Ramirez Scholarship n F.K. Ulman Scholarship n Nancy Western Scholarship n Harvey & Joyce White Scholarship n

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Marion & H.J. Fischer Jr. Memorial Scholarship (Nonresidents Paying Missouri Tax)

Awarded in the form of a fee waiver, this scholarship is for nonresidents who are paying Missouri tax. No separate application is required. A copy of the Missouri tax form verifying the amount of tax paid should be sent to the Bursar’s Office. Students will receive a reduction on nonresident tuition equal to the amount of tax paid. However, a student will not pay less than resident tuition.


Undergraduate majors and degree programs Check out these sites for Four-Year Course Plans www.nwmissouri.edu/advisementassistance/4yearplan.htm and What Can I Do With An Interest In... www.nwmissouri.edu/advisementassistance/interest.htm. degrees Undecided Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Clinical Lab. Sciences Bachelor of Technology Two-Year Certificate Program Bachelor of Science in Education Deficiencies for Graduate Program NCATE Certification: available at all educational levels

majors - B.a., b.s. Undecided Advertising Agricultural Business Agricultural Economics Agricultural Science Agronomy Animal Science Animal Science (Pre-Vet) Applied Advertising Art (also B.F.A.) Biology: Botany Biology: Cellular-Molecular Biology: Ecology Biology: Environmental Science Biology: General Biology Biology: Marine Biology Biology: Psychology Biology: Zoology Broadcasting Business: Accountingâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Private Industry Accountingâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Public Business Economics Business Management Business Technology: Interactive Digital Media Management Finance: Corporate Finance Finance: Financial Computing Finance: Financial Mgmt. Finance: Financial Services International Business Management Info. Systems Marketing Chemistry ACS Chemistry Child and Family Studies Clinical Laboratory Sciences Computer Science Economics English Foods and Nutrition: Dietetics Foods and Nutrition: Restaurant and Food Service Mgmt.

Geographic Info. Science: Civic/Public Data and Technology Earth Technology Geographic Geography Geology: Environmental Geology: General History Horticulture Humanities Industrial Psychology Interactive Digital Media: Comp. Science Concentration New Media Concentration Visual Imaging Concentration Journalism Mathematics Merchandising of Textiles, Apparel and Furnishings Music Nanoscale Science: Nanoscale Biology Nanoscale Chemistry Nanoscale Physics Nursing* Organizational Communication Philosophy Physics Political Science Pre-Professional Zoology+ Psychology Psychology/Sociology Public Administration Public Relations Recreation: Corporate Rec./Wellness Rec. & Park Mgmt. Therapeutic Recreation Sociology Sociology: Social Control Sociology: Social Foundations Spanish Speech Communication Statistics Statistics: Actuarial Science Statistics: Applied Mathematics Theatre Theatre: Performance Theatre: Technical Theatre and Design Wildlife Ecology & Conservation

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS Pre-Chiropractic+ Pre-Dental Hygiene Pre-Dentistry+ Pre-Engineering Pre-Forestry Pre-Law Pre-Medicine+ Pre-Mortuary Science Pre-Nursing Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Optometry Pre-Osteopathic & Allopathic Therapy Pre-Pharmacy+ Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Podiatry Pre-Radiology Pre-Respiratory Therapy Pre-Speech Pathology Pre-Veterinary Medicine+

Two-Year Certificate Programs Farm Operation Information Systems Business Technology

minors Teaching/education majors - B.s. ed Agricultural Education Art Education Biology Education Business Education Chemistry Education Elementary Education English Education

+ program falls under Pre-Professional Zoology * RN to BSN completion program

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Family and Consumer Sciences Education Instrumental Music Education: Non-Piano Piano Mathematics Education Middle School Physical Education Physics Education Social Science Spanish Special Ed.: Cross Categorical Speech/Theatre Education Unified Science: Biology Chemistry Earth Science Physics Vocal Music: Piano Vocal Music: Voice

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Admin. of Child Care Advertising Agricultural Science Agronomy Animal Science Art Biochemistry Biology Broadcasting Chemistry Coaching Commercial Agriculture

Communication: Public Relations Organizational Comm. Speech Communication Comprehensive Crisis Response Computer Applications Computer Networking Computer Science Criminal Justice Dance Database Management Deaf Studies Economics Economic Development English English: Writing Environmental Science Family Life and Resource Mgmt. Food Service General Business Geographic Information Systems Geography Geology Gerontology History Horticulture Humanities Individualized Language Interactive Digital Media International Studies Journalism Marketing and Cooperative Education Mathematical Sciences Military Science Music Nutrition Philosophy Physics Political Science Precision Agriculture Psychology Public Administration Public History Recreation Secondary Art Education Sociology Sport Psychology

Teaching/education minors Art Elementary Art Secondary Biology Business Chemistry Early Childhood Earth Science English Health Mathematics Middle School Science Physics Spanish Speech/Theatre


Intercollegiate Competitive teams Baseball

Darin Loe 660.562.1352 dloe@nwmissouri.edu Matt Johnson 660.562.1938 johnson@nwmissouri.edu Basketball (Women’s)

Gene Steinmeyer 660.562.1299 gstein@nwmissouri.edu Basketball (Men’s)

Ben McCollum 660.562.1309 benmac@nwmissouri.edu Austin Meyer 660.562.1328 meyer@nwmissouri.edu

CHEERLEADING

Golf (women's)

Jason Sack 660.562.1304 jsack@nwmissouri.edu

Pat McLaughlin 660.562.1280 jpat@nwmissouri.edu

Cross Country/Track (Men’s & Women’s)

Soccer (Women’s)

Tracy Hoza 660.562.1302 tjcross@nwmissouri.edu

Scott Lorek 660.562.1303 slorek@nwmissouri.edu

Softball

Football

Ryan Anderson 660.562.1783 nwsball@nwmissouri.edu

Mel Tjeerdsma 660.562.1311 coacht@nwmissouri.edu Charlie Flohr 660.562.1705 cflohr@nwmissouri.edu

Tennis (Men’s & Women’s)

Mark Rosewell 660.562.1312 mrosewe@nwmissouri.edu Volleyball

Jessica Rinehart 660.562.1782 jrine@nwmissouri.edu

For more information visit www.northwestbearcats.com

OTHER ACTIVITIES AND team sponsorships Dairy Judging

Callie Walker 660.562.1364 cwalker@nwmissouri.edu STEPPERS (DANCE TEAM)

Jason Sack 660.562.1304 jsack@nwmissouri.edu EQUESTRIAN TEAM

John Redden 660.562.1709 jredden@nwmissouri.edu FLAG CORP

Ernest Woodruff 660.562.1317 ewoodru@nwmissouri.edu Forensics/Speech Team

Dave Nelson 660.562.1506 dnelson@nwmissouri.edu

Livestock Judging

VOCAL Music – Madraliers/ Celebration/University Chorale

Callie Walker 660.562.1364 cwalker@nwmissouri.edu

Brian Lanier 660.562.1790 blanier@nwmissouri.edu

Marching band

Vocal Music – Tower Choir

Ernest Woodruff 660.562.1317 ewoodru@nwmissouri.edu Northwest DANCE company

Stephen Town 660.562.1795 stown@nwmissouri.edu Wrestling

Patricia Wyatt 660.562.1639 pjp@nwmissouri.edu

Loren Butler 660.562.1066 lbutler@nwmissouri.edu

RODEO

John Redden 660.562.1709 jredden@nwmissouri.edu Rugby

David Richardson 660.562.1447 drichar@nwmissouri.edu

For more information visit www.nwmissouri.edu/studentaffairs/ organizations

website Resources Access America for Students

www.students.gov

ACT Online

www.act.org

AmeriCorps

www.americorps.gov

CollegeNET

www.collegenet.com

Direct Loans/entrance counseling

https://studentloans.gov

Direct Loan Servicing

https://studentloans.gov

FAFSA on the web

www.fafsa.gov

Financial Aid Info Page

www.finaid.org

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/ applications

HOPE Scholarship

www2.ed.gov/offices/OPE/PPI/ HOPE/index.html

imodules student scholarship program

http://scholarships.imodules.com

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation

www.ivrs.iowa.gov

www.thesalliemaefund.org

SAT - COLLEGE BOARD

www.collegeboard.com

Scholarship Search

www.fastweb.com

Student Guide

www.studentaid.ed.gov/students/ publications/student_guide/index. html

Think College Early

www2.ed.gov/students/prep/college/ thinkcollege/early/edlite-tcehome. html

Mapping Your Future

www.mappingyourfuture.org

Missouri National Guard

www.moguard.com

Title 4 Institutional Codes

Missouri Vocational Rehab

http://dese.mo.gov/vr

www.finaid.org/fafsa/tiv.phtml

U.S. Department of Education

Petersons Education & Career

www.petersons.com

www.ed.gov

Veterans Affairs

www.gibill.va.gov

Pin website Nondiscrimination Applicants for admission and employment, students, and employees of Northwest Missouri State University are hereby notified that this institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, or handicap in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities.

The Sallie Mae Fund

www.pin.ed.gov

Disclaimer All statements in this publication concerning requirements, programs, dates, rules, fees and policies are subject to constant review and change without notice. The material in this publication is provided for informational purposes and does not constitute a contract.

Production july 2010 This publication was written, illustrated, designed and produced by the Office of University Relations at Northwest Missouri State University, in cooperation with the Office of Admissions and the Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance.

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About Northwest ■■Laptops provided to all fulltime

■■On a nationwide norm student

students are equipped with the newest wireless technology which can be used in public areas of all major buildings. Residence Hall rooms support wireless access and high-speed wired access. ■■Ecompanion is used for campusbased, web supplemented courses and for blended courses and online courses. ■■Primary textbooks are included in tuition for all undergraduate students, saving them an average of $900 a year ■■Campus is designated the Missouri Arboretum ■■International Plaza on campus flies flags representing countries of Northwest international students

satisfaction survey, Northwest juniors ranked our campus the highest in safety and security compared to our peer group ■■Nationally recognized for recycling efforts and alternative fuel usage

vital statistics ■■Enrollment: 7,076 ■■Located in Maryville, Mo.,

a community of 11,000, county seat of Nodaway County (90 miles north of Kansas City, 100 miles south of Omaha) ■■Colors: Forest Green and White ■■Northwest is a state-assisted, four-year regional university ■■President: Dr. John Jasinski ■■Operates on a trimester calendar of fall, spring and summer

northwest quality ■■Founded in 1905 with a recognized

tradition of quality education ■■The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship was recognized with the Missouri Southern Growth Policies 2010 Innovator Award for being an outstanding initiative that helps communities recover from the economic downturn. ■■Winner of Missouri Quality Award, 1997, 2001, 2005 and 2008

By the numbers ■■95% of undergraduates and

96.7% of graduate students find employment or continue their education six months after graduation ■■80% of students receive some financial aid ■■247 full-time faculty ■■95% of all tenure and tenure-track faculty have the highest degree in their field.

■■More than 180 student organizations

■■9 social fraternities, 8 social sororities

■■Alumni base: 47,157 ■■About 85% of thermal energy

needs are provided by alternative fuels

On the field ■■Mascot: Bobby Bearcat ■■Varsity athletics: Men: football,

basketball, baseball, track and field, cross country, tennis; Women: basketball, volleyball, softball, soccer, track and field, cross country, tennis and golf ■■NCAA Division II National Football Champions in 1998, 1999 and 2009 ■■Men’s and women’s basketball MIAA tournament champions, 2003, 2008 ■■Athletic affiliations: National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II; Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association, for men and women ■■2010 Cheerleading National Champions

outside the classroom ■■Northwest competes on the

national championship level in these areas: Debate, Soils Judging, Student Publications, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)

Financial Aid

660.562.1363 finaid@nwmissouri.edu

Residential Life

660.562.1214 reslife@nwmissouri.edu

Students with Disabilities 800.633.1175 ada@nwmissouri.edu

Northwest Missouri State University Office of Admissions 800 University Drive Maryville, MO 64468-6001 locally 660.562.1148 fax 660.562.1821 e-mail admissions@nwmissouri.edu

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