Financial aid resources
Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
Office closed Tuesdays from 8 to 9 am
Office closed on University Holidays
Office of Student Financial Aid
Carrington Hall 101
Missouri State University
901 South National Avenue
Springfield, MO 65897
417-836-5262, Financial Aid Office
800-283-4243, Toll Free
417-836-8392, Office Fax
FAFSA School Code:
- Our first scholarship deadline is Dec. 1 of your high school senior year.
- Determine if you need to complete a separate application based on each scholarship’s requirements.
- To be considered for the maximum amount of scholarships, complete the general and departmental scholarship application by the deadline of March 1
- Determine if you need to complete a separate application based on each scholarship’s requirements
- Apply for admission at least two semesters before you transfer.
- Our earliest scholarship deadline is Dec. 1.
- Apply for as many scholarships as possible. Small amounts add up
- Our earliest scholarship deadline
is Dec. 1. To be considered for the maximum amount of scholarships, complete the general and departmental scholarship application by the deadline of
- Begin the General and Departmental Scholarship Application early. This will allow you more time to write your essays and for gathering reference letters, if required.
- Complete the FAFSA each year you want to receive financial aid by our February 1 priority deadline. The earlier the better. Some federal aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who receives scholarships?
Scholarships are awarded each year to students who demonstrate qualities such as, but not limited to, outstanding academic achievement, leadership involvement and financial need. The funds come from multiple sources and do not have to be repaid.
The first step to be considered for scholarships is to be admitted to Missouri State. We encourage you to begin the admission process shortly after you complete your junior year of high school or two semesters prior to entering Missouri State, if you are a transfer student.
Types of scholarships
MSU institutionally funded scholarships
A variety of scholarships are offered through Missouri State University. Some of our scholarships are automatic, but others require a separate application. Institutionally funded scholarships are available for:
MSU donor funded scholarships
Privately donated funds are given each year to Missouri State students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, leadership and/or financial need. The funds come from private gifts to the University by individuals, groups or companies. To apply for these scholarships, you must be admitted to the University and complete the online General and Departmental Scholarship Application.
Many organizations outside the University award scholarships each year. The list below is a sampling of reputable online scholarship search engines:
- Begin searching for scholarships early. For freshmen. junior year of high school. For transfers. at least two semesters before transferring.
- Follow application instructions carefully.
- Do not let deadlines pass you by.
- Apply for as many scholarships as possible. Small amounts add up.