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Northwest Missouri State University

Submit Your FAFSA

Submit Your FAFSA

The FAFSA is the base application for all federal aid as well as some state and institutional financial aid programs. To get started, you'll need:

  • 2015 W-2 form(s)
  • 2015 tax form(s)

The FAFSA can still be completed and submitted if 2015 taxes are pending.


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Bearcat Advantage

Bearcat Advantage

Out-of-state students can earn in-state rates, saving students more than $6,000 per academic year.

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Tuition for Veterans

Tuition for Veterans

Northwest Missouri State University takes pride in serving those who have served our country. Any veteran who wishes to take advantage of their Veteran's educational benefits should contact the Veteran's Affairs Coordinator in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance. The coordinator will assist eligible veterans with the required documentation for receiving the appropriate benefits.

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Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance

At Northwest Missouri State University, we know that the importance of a quality education in today's world is a major investment. We are committed to providing a high quality education at a competitively affordable cost.

By the Numbers

Northwest students annually receive over
in scholarships and grants


Save nearly
over four years with our textbook and laptop rental program

More than
of incoming freshmen receive some form of financial aid

Getting Started Financial Aid Timelines
Student Scholarships Student & Parent Loans


Northwest's goal is to make higher education accessible to as many qualified students as possible. The University awards scholarships to students based on academic ability, financial need or a combination of both need and academic merit.

Freshman Scholarships Transfer Scholarships
Continuing Student Scholarships Graduate Student Scholarships


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Approximately one out of every three FAFSAs submitted to the Department of Education will be selected for a process called verification.

If your FAFSA is selected for verification, you will be required to submit additional documentation to Northwest in order for Northwest to award your financial aid. If your FAFSA is selected, Northwest will notify you by regular mail (address indicated on the FAFSA), to let you know that additional documentation is required.  If you are selected for the verification process, please submit your documents to our office promptly, so that the packaging process is not delayed.

Verification Forms

*If you have not been contacted by the Northwest Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to complete the verification process or supply additional documentation, please do not go any further with the link listed above. Your financial aid will be processed without the need for any further documentation at this time.